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Meditation For Beginners Hardcover – March 1, 2005
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"It's encouraging to find Westerners who've sufficiently assimilated the traditions of the East to be able to share them with others as Jack is doing" * HH the Dalai Lama * "Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher" -- Sogyal Rinpoche
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Jack Kornfield is a teacher, psychologist and author of the international bestsellers BUDDHA'S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK and A PATH WITH A HEART. After graduating in Asian studies in 1967, he joined the Peace Corps and began to study in the monasteries of Thailand. He then trained further as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India. In 1975, Kornfield cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massechusetts and later, the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology.
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I would suggest this book to anyone who is BRAND NEW to meditation or someone who is trying to introduce meditation to children.
Wonderful! Very Pleased! I know Kornfield went to India with Jon Kabat Zin, Lama Surya Das, and that whole crew back in the 70's. Well he is definetly talented.
The book is a very simple and straight-forward explanation of beginning meditation. It was interesting and a quick read. I did, however, feel cheated that there was no audio.
The book is simple to understand and covers three basic types of meditation: 1) Focusing on the Breath but in general awareness 2) Walking Meditation and 3) LovingKindness Meditation. He teaches it in stages. He doesn't have a lot of shoulds like some teachers and you don't have to be interested in buddhism.
Check to make sure the Book comes with an audio CD!!! Which is worth the price of the book alone and is almost word for word how Jack teaches each of these in live workshop. I recommend this book for ANYONE beginner or advanced who wants to learn about Meditation.
There are four meditation sessions on the video. Each is preceded by commentary that will get you prepared for the meditation. The comments are not too short nor too long. He also reviews each session afterward, so you can get an idea of how you're doing. I really enjoyed learning from him. I own many of his audio presentations and a few of his books.