The Wise Heart: Buddhist Psychology for the West. Jack Kornfield

Let one of the leading spiritual teachers of our time offer you a radical, positive approach to living in today's world. With moving anecdotes and practical tools to apply in your own life, this is an engaging guide to Buddhism for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

'It's encouraging to find Westerners who've sufficiently assimilated the traditions of the East to be able to share them with others as Jack is doing. May such efforts further the peace of all beings.' -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
'Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher.' -- Sogyal Rinpoche
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For over 2000 years, Buddhist psychology has offered invaluable insights into the nature of the heart and mind, and transformed the way many people around the world handle life's challenges. But the ancient texts on which these remarkable teachings are based can be difficult to penetrate for modern seekers.

Now, drawing on his experience as a monk trained in Thailand, Burma and India, as well as his expert psychology practice, Jack Kornfield provides an accessible, definitive guide to Buddhism for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

This important work is in the tradition of his classic works A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, offering practical tools to coping with modern life and dealing with emotions such as fear, anger and shame. Kornfield also shares the illuminating stories of his students and fellow practitioners, as well as his own journey towards enlightenment, including his recovery from a violence-filled childhood.

Here is a rare treasure that will give readers greater access to the secret beauty within - and without.

ISBN: 9781846041259

ISBN-10: 9781846041259

Publisher: Rider

Publication Date: 05/01/2008 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/01/2008 - 12:00am

Pages: 429

Language: English


Buddhism - Rituals & Practice

Psychology of Religion