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


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Experience the Transformational Power of Buddhisms Psychology of the Heart with Bestselling Author Jack Kornfield

You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart, celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever published in the West. For meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, here is a vision of radiant human dignity, a journey to the highest expression of human possibility—and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives.

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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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jblykins, October 4, 2009 (view all comments by jblykins)
I have had trouble considering Buddhism because I am put off by the trappings of the religion -- saffron robes, shaved heads, etc. Jack Kornfield's book has helped me to see the underlying principles of Buddhism by describing 26 of them in this book. What's cool is that these principles are useful even if you are involved in some other religion -- or no religion at all. Seeing the inner nobility in others, practicing compassion and mindfulness -- this is good stuff for all humans on the planet.
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Kornfield, Jack
Buddhism - Rituals & Practice
Psychology of Religion
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Religion-Eastern - General
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