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The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

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You have within you unlimited capacities for love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart, one of the leading spiritual teachers of our time offers the most accessible and illuminating guide to Buddhism’s transformational psychology ever published in the West.

Trained as a monk in Thailand, Burma, and India, Jack Kornfield experienced at first hand the life-changing power of Buddhist teachings: the emphasis on the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, the fine-grained analysis of emotion and thought, the precise techniques for healing, training, and transforming the mind and heart. In contrast to the medical orientation of most Western psychology and psychiatry, here is a vision of radiant human dignity, and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives.

The Wise Heart is the fruit of a life’s work that includes such classics as A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. Filled with stories from Kornfield’s Buddhist psychotherapy practice and portraits of remarkable teachers, it also includes a moving account of his own recovery from a violence-filled childhood. For meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, The Wise Heart offers an extraordinary journey from the roots of consciousness to the highest expression of human possibility.

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Presents a guide to Buddhist psychology, concepts, and practices, offering techniques for healing, training, and transforming the mind.

Synopsis:

Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and meditation master on internationally renown and a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in northern California. A former Buddhist monk, he holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include A Path with Heart, Buddha's Little Instruction Book, and After the Ecstasy.

About the Author

Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught around the world since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of the Spirit Rock Center. He lives in northern California with his wife and daughter. His previous books include A Path with Heart, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (with Joseph Goldstein), and Teachings of the Buddha.

Table of Contents

Who are you really? — Nobility : our original goodness — Holding the world in kindness : a psychology of compassion — Who looks in the mirror? : the nature of consciousness — The colorings of consciousness — The mysterious illusion of self — From the universal to the personal : a psychology of paradox — Mindfulness : the great medicine — The liberating power of mindfulness — This precious human body — The river of feelings — The storytelling mind — The ancient unconscious — Transforming the roots of suffering — Buddhist personality types — The transformation of desire into abundance — Beyond hatred to a non-contentious heart — From delusion to wisdom : awakening from the dream — Finding freedom — Suffering and letting go — The compass of the heart : intention and karma — Sacred vision : imagination, ritual, and refuge — Behaviorism with heart : Buddhist cognitive training — Concentration and the mystical dimensions of mind — Embodying the wise heart — A psychology of virtue, redemption, and forgiveness — The Bodhisattva : tending the world — The wisdom of the middle way — The awakened heart.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553905052
Subtitle:
A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
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Jack Kornfield
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Kornfield, Jack
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Psychology : General
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General Psychology & Psychiatry
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Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
429

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Product details 429 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553905052 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Presents a guide to Buddhist psychology, concepts, and practices, offering techniques for healing, training, and transforming the mind.
"Synopsis" by , Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and meditation master on internationally renown and a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in northern California. A former Buddhist monk, he holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include A Path with Heart, Buddha's Little Instruction Book, and After the Ecstasy.
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