A Path with Heart: The Classic Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

A Path with Heart: The Classic Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

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By (author) Jack Kornfield

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  • Publisher: Rider & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 230mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0712657800
  • ISBN 13: 9780712657808
  • Sales rank: 14,593

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Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our Western way of life, A Path With Heart brings alive the possibilities of inner peace, wholeness and the achievement of happiness. Written by a teacher, psychologist and meditation master of international renown, this is a warm, inspiring and, above all, practical book. Its gentle Buddhist wisdom will guide you through the ups and downs of contemporary living, such as addiction, psychological and emotional healing, problems with relationships and the difficulties of achieving a balanced life of simplicity.

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Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India and has taught meditation worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Theravada Buddhist practice to the West, concentrating on bringing alive the great Eastern spiritual teachings for Western students. Jack also holds a PhD in clinical psychology. He is founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and the Spirit Rock Center and lives with his wife and daughter in northern California.

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"A warm, inspiring and, above all, practical book" Pride Magazine "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 "This important guidebook shows in detail and with great humour and insight the way to practise the Buddha's universal teachings here in the West. Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher." -- Thich Nhat Hanh "Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher." -- Sogyal Rinpoche