Jack Kornfield is an internationally acclaimed meditation teacher and bestselling author of many books including A Path With Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. He is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and of the Spirit Rock Center in northern California. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and gives seminars to mental health professionals. In this richly developed audio presentation, which runs seven and one-half hours on six CDS, he explores the breadth and depth of Buddhist psychology.
Kornfield discusses the Buddha's experiential teachings and practices for dealing with suffering, achieving contentment, and being free. We have to begin with an appreciation for our own and others' innate nobility. Kornfield also talks abouat compassion and the study of consciousness. In a challenging section, he explains unhealthy mental states (grasping, aversion, and delusion) and healthy mental states (wisdom, love, and generosity). He salutes the liberating power of mindfulness and RAIN (Recognition, Acceptance, Investigation, and Non-Identification) of our emotions. This is followed by a fascinating delineation of Buddhist personality types.
Other topics covered on this enlightening presentation of Buddhist psychology are:
• Beyond Hatred to a Non-Contentious Heart
• Suffering and Letting Go
• Sacred Vision
• Clarifying Moment-to-Moment Intention
• Redemption and Forgiveness
• Finding the Middle Way
• and much more