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The Buddha Is Still Teaching: Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom Hardcover – October 5, 2010

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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

About the Author

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, and he is one of the key teachers to have brought Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books include A Path with Heart; Teachings of the Buddha; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and The Wise Heart.

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.

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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.

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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: 5.2 x 1 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,107,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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We use it weekly in my meditation group. Someone who feels like it, picks up the book, and opens to one of the many wonderful excerpts written by Buddhist teachers and other spiritual teachers/poets/mystics, etc., s/he reads the page, then we might re-read, & discuss the implications (of any) with out meditation/mindfulness practices since the week before. We love this little wise book, & many of us have bought our own copies to have at home on our night tables, so we can read & appreciate the wisdom found within. So often, what I open the book to,randomly seems to be exactly what I should be thinking about/paying attention to, so this book's a gift, & well worth the investment for anyone on the path to more wisdom, clarity & mindfulness.
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