7 quotes from Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters: ‘The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Nothing is worth holdin. Buy the Paperback Book Living Dharma by Jack Kornfield at , Canada’s largest bookstore. + Get Free Shipping on books over $25!. In this book, Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia.

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The sole complaint I have is that most of these wonderful teachers are no longer alive, so the title and part of the content, which describes the teachers’ respective temples or centers, is quite outdated.

Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters

I learned so much! Apr 23, Matt Hiebert rated it it was amazing.

Certain tensions in teaching and practice emerge from these profiles. Sep 02, Juergen rated it really liked it. Some teachers work within the contexts of monasteries, others meditation centers.

I’ve read about half of Kornfield’s books and this is my favorite, largely because it an unstructured, straight-forward commentary on meditation by people of the forest tradition who have very divergent approaches.

I think everyone should stand up at this point and applaud, because I’ve yet to come across a more condensed, accurate and well put statement of what the Buddha taught than this. Then there is as noted by Kornfield in his introduction the tension between a goal directed practice, or a more natural, goal-less “way of living.

However, I think there are likely limitations to the applicability of the practice of a monk who lives in a forest, eats once a day, sleeps 4 hours a night, and meditates for hours on end Published November 14th by Shambhala first published A lot of korrnfield concepts were explained clearly with good examples or metaphors. David rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Post was not sent – check your email addresses!


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Although Kornfield is technically the author, this book is a lot more dense than his usual books. This was an interesting book, a much more serious, stricter, and in some ways harsher Buddhism than dharja you typically hear about in the US. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think it’s plausible that you may meet different teachers according to your need and progress of that moment. Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He holds a Ph. The impression one comes away with is that there is something here for kirnfield, no matter their calling in life monk vs.

David Schiffer rated it liked it Mar 27, Robert E rated it it was amazing Feb 22, He is also a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California, where he currently lives and teaches.

Liiving Fox rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Chapter two is more specific, looking at these topics as they apply in the traditions of southeast Asian Buddhism i. Most importantly, it becomes clear that the Buddha’s teaching, both as it exists now and as it certainly was in the founder’s day, is not so much an ideology as a highly sophisticated technology one uses to cultivate and master the mind. He met and studied under the Buddhist master Ven. We simply believe enough in the possibility of liberation and we are wise enough to see the suffering in our existence to have the faith to begin practice.

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Bob rated it it was amazing Koenfield 15, No trivia or quizzes yet. Oct 30, Craig Shoemake rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Jack Kornfield. Mogok and Mohnyin and those that seem somewhere in between e.

Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield

Want to Read saving…. Nothing is worth holding on to” p. Living Dharma Quotes Showing of 7. Dec 28, Dan rated it it was ok Shelves: His contribution has merely been to supply an introduction on the Theravadan Buddhist meditation tradition and then kornfkeld bios of the individual teachers.

Living Dharma Quotes by Jack Kornfield

The chapters therefore consist almost entirely of essays or talks from the featured “masters. The uncomfortable truly is the norm; the comfortable will set us adrift on the current of illusion.

Chapter three is a gem—all of half a page, and that mostly empty space.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Certain tensions in teaching and practice emerge from these profiles. The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Reliable information, wide range of traditions, a little bit outdated. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Mar 01, Shinta rated it really liked it Shelves: Kornfeild, your blog cannot share posts by email.

We should be rigorously, ardently, intensively mindful.

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