Wise Heart A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

ISBN-10: 0553382330

ISBN-13: 9780553382334

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Authors: Jack Kornfield
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Description: You have within you unlimited capacities for love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedomand here is how to awaken them. InThe Wise Heart, one of the leading spiritual teachers of our time offers the most accessible and illuminating guide to Buddhism's transformational psychology ever published in the West. Trained as a monk in Thailand, Burma, and India, Jack Kornfield experienced at first hand the life-changing power of Buddhist teachings: the emphasis on the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, the fine-grained analysis of emotion and thought, the precise techniques for healing, training, and transforming the mind and heart. In contrast to the medical orientation of most Western psychology and psychiatry, here is a vision of radiant human dignity, and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives. The Wise Heartis the fruit of a life's work that includes such classics asA Path with HeartandAfter the Ecstasy, the Laundry. Filled with stories from Kornfield's Buddhist psychotherapy practice and portraits of remarkable teachers, it also includes a moving account of his own recovery from a violence-filled childhood. For meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike,The Wise Heartoffers an extraordinary journey from the roots of consciousness to the highest expression of human possibility. From the Hardcover edition.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught around the world since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of the Spirit Rock Center. He lives in northern California.

Introduction
Who Are You Really?
Nobility: Our Original Goodness
Holding the World in Kindness: A Psychology of Compassion
Who Looks in the Mirror? The Nature of Consciousness
The Colorings of Consciousness
The Mysterious Illusion of Self
From the Universal to the Personal: A Psychology of Paradox
Mindfulness: The Great Medicine
The Liberating Power of Mindfulness
This Precious Human Body
The River of Feelings
The Storytelling Mind
The Ancient Unconscious
Transforming The Roots Of Suffering
Buddhist Personality Types
The Transformation of Desire into Abundance
Beyond Hatred to a Non-Contentious Heart
From Delusion to Wisdom: Awakening from the Dream
Finding Freedom
Suffering and Letting Go
The Compass of the Heart: Intention and Karma
Sacred Vision: Imagination, Ritual, and Refuge
Behaviorism with Heart: Buddhist Cognitive Training
Concentration and the Mystical Dimensions of Mind
Embodying The Wise Heart
A Psychology of Virtue, Redemption, and Forgiveness
The Bodhisattva: Tending the World
The Wisdom of the Middle Way
The Awakened Heart
Related Readings
Permissions
Acknowledgments
Index
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