“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
About the Author
Noelle Oxenhandler is the author of two previous nonfiction books, "A Grief Out of Season" and "The Eros of Parenthood," Her essays have appeared in many national and literary magazines, including "The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Vogue, Tricycle, Parabola, Utne Reader," and "O: The Oprah Magazine," She has taught in the graduate writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and is a member of the creative writing faculty at Sonoma State University in California. A practicing Buddhist for more than thirty years, Oxenhandler is the mother of a grown daughter and lives in Northern California.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Charlotte Joko Beck was an American Zen teacher, founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and author of Everyday Zen: Love and Work and Nothing Special: Living Zen. She is remembered for teaching her students to work with the emotions of everyday life, rather than attempting to escape them, and produced many Dharma heirs who are practicing psychologists and psychiatrists. She passed away in 2011, at the age of 94.
Sylvia Boorstein, teaches mindfulness and leads retreats across the United States. She is a co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts. Boorstein is also a practicing psychotherapist. Her previous books are It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness and Don't Just Do Something, Sit There. She lives with her husband, Seymour Boorstein, a psychiatrist. They have two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren.
Tara Brach, PhD, has been practicing meditation since 1975 and leads Buddhist meditation retreats at centers in North America and Europe. She is a clinical psychologist and author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.