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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1 edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590306929
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590306925
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“The selections, from today's most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture. They demonstrate that two and a half millenia have done nothing to diminish the freshness of the Buddhist teachings, or their universal applicability to our lives.”—Eastern Horizon


“Kornfield has compiled short, easy to digest essays and snippets of wisdom from today's great Buddhist teachers; perfect for a lunch break that is too short for deep reading but long enough for a quick boost of inspiration.”—The Buddhist Blog 


“With its series of concise selections, this book offers brief reminders and reflections on aspects of the human condition, as well as helpful instructions on steps to take on the path of wisdom and compassion.”—New Age Retailer Online


“The organization and style of these presentations will be appreciated by both the devotee and the uninitiated.”—ForeWord Reviews

More About the Author

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D. co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, in 1975 and later, the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and the national bestseller A Path with Heart (over 100,000 copies in print).

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Jack Kornfield has compiled a collection of Buddhist writings that are short albeit profound.
Louise D. Somes
This book does me the service of bringing to my very living room wise teachers from all corners of the globe sharing some of the best of what the dharma has to offer.
Brad F. Koch
I'm reading a page every morning in the quiet and I've found it to be comforting and thought provoking.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Brad F. Koch on December 20, 2010
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I savor this book, and it sits near the meditation cushion in my home. This is my current daily reader. What I enjoy about the book is the wide breadth of buddhist teachers whose wisdom appear in the pages of this book. There are few people more qualified than Jack Kornfield to edit a book like this. Due to a hectic life in this modern world, and living a 90 minute drive from Spirit Rock, I am limited in the amount of face to face time I get with live buddhist teachers. This book does me the service of bringing to my very living room wise teachers from all corners of the globe sharing some of the best of what the dharma has to offer.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Penny on July 25, 2011
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As a frequent library patron, I initially borrowed this book from my local library. I loved it so much that I felt I needed to own a copy of my own. Jack Kornfield introduced me to Buddhism several years ago and I now own several of his books. This book includes excerpts from books, sometimes only a page or less, authored by current, respected teachers of Buddhism. As a reader of books on Buddhism, most of their names were familiar to me but not all. I view these cited books and their authors as Kornfield's best-of-the-best list. In the future, with this book in hand, I feel that Jack Kornfield will be my own personal guide to future Buddhist reading.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 13, 2011
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The Buddha Is Still Teaching: Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom comes from a range of contributors and packs in a testimony to Buddhist teaching and its applications to modern living. Selections come from notable Buddhist teachers and offer discussions of concepts ranging from change and karma to fidelity and developing inner discipline. No Buddhist or new age library should be without this fine, easy distillation of basic Buddhist beliefs and perspectives.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Judy Royster on July 29, 2011
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Great compilation of contemporary and timeless wisdom. My copy is well marked already with yellow post-it tabs and folded page corners - so many favorite quotes. I teach meditation, mindfulness classes and lead a women's mindfulness circle. We have read this book in 2 of our weekly forums, 45 pages each week. It is rich with gems of wisdom and insight. Meaningful and relevant. I often will read a short passage as a prelude to a meditation sitting or reflective gathering. It's a great gift for anyone who considers themselves 'spiritual but not religious' - got a copy for my mother (in her late 70's) for her birthday!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By crclark on March 20, 2012
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I have purchased several copies of this book and after putting it on my bookshelf people have noticed it and asked to borrow it. I have yet to receive a lent copy back. My friends enjoy the book so much that they just pay me for the book and ask me to order a new one for myself. I currently have another copy on order and I will not lend it out.

As Usual, Jack Kornfield has brought the essence of the Buddha's teachings to life, clearly and passionately sharing the wisdom of Buddhist teachings. I have purchased many of Kornfields books and this one in my opinion, is by far the best. If you are looking for kind, compassionate and wise advice for difficult times, times of spiritual crises or a new way to approach lifes challenges, this book is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marcus Conte on August 17, 2012
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I spend a lot of time sitting on the floor reading all kinds of books at the B&N bookstore on 14th street in Manhattan. One day I found this one. Many spiritual teachers talk long and hard about selflessness. But Jack Kornfield not only talks about it, he puts it into action. "The Buddha Is Still Teaching" is not a book by Jack per se but a book about Jack's purpose in life - to assist others. The book is a compilation of Jack's favorite bits n' pieces written by some of his favorite spiritual writers. What could be more selfless than a famous guy putting his name on a book that's all about the best writings of people who write material about helping others?

The book is a compilation of quotations by some of the best spiritual writers of our time. It's nothing more than a book of spiritual, mostly Buddhist, quotations, but you'll love it. To Jack's credit, he really can pick the winners. Instead of just sitting on the floor reading this one for free, I actually bought it.

--Marcus
Author of WAKE YOURSELF UP
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Forte on June 10, 2012
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This is a wonderful daily meditation book; though it can be read in entirety, its best usage is to read selected paged, then journal and think about the ideas. It travels with me so i have a connection point to things that are most important every day.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By saraswati on September 1, 2011
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Kornfield does it again - another compendium of thoughtfulness to companion your day with focused spirituality. Have other works by Kornfield - all a treasure, as is this one.
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