Teachings of the Buddha

ISBN-10: 0877738602

ISBN-13: 9780877738602

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jack Kornfield, Gil Fronsdal

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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.
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List price: $8.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 3.00" wide x 4.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
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.

Editor's Preface
Luminous Mind
The Sage
Metta Sutta
Developing Loving-Kindness
Great Discourse on Blessings
Noble Friendship
The Awakened
Hatred Never Dispels Hate
Sand Castles
Body and Mind
The Empty World
Developing the Mind
Rain, O Sky!
House Builder
Parable of the Arrow
Dharma as Medicine
The Four Noble Truths
Sickness, Old Age, and Death
Crossing the Stream
Parable of the Mustard Seed
Three Characteristics
End of Clinging
Sutra on Totality
Fire Sermon
Master Your Senses
Master Yourself
The Refinement of Mind
Serenity and Joy
Path of Mindfulness
Pith of the Matter
Radiant Presence
Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing
The Heart
The Abandoning of Sorrow
Parable of the Lute
Inclination of Mind
Inner Peace
Abandoning All Hindrances
Soma and Mara
Songs of the Nuns
Look Within
The Sharpest Sword
Bamboo Acrobats
Blessing Chant
Parable of the Raft
The Kalamas's Dilemma
Criticism and Praise
On Conflict and Concord
Admonishing Others
Conceit of Views
Right Speech
Value of Loving-Kindness
The Woman at the Well
Commitment to Virtue
The Five Precepts
Tending the Sick
Wise Householders
Advice for Sustaining the Community
Knowing a Better Way to Live
Free from All Opinion
Do Not Grasp at Views
On Knowing Karma
Judging Another
A Lamp unto Yourself
Living in the World
Go Forth Over the Earth
Like Milk and Water
Sharing Blessings
The Dharma Is Like the Ocean
Miracle of Awakening
All Things Conditioned
The Eye of Wisdom
Heart Sutra
The Dharma of the Heart
Sariputra and the Goddess
Fleeting World
The Mind of the Ancient Buddhas
Verses on the Faith Mind
Practice of Meditation
Actualizing the Fundamental Point
The Natural Abiding
Enlightenment Has No Form
Song of Mahamudra
Development of Mahamudra
Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation
Tibetan Book of the Dead
Finding the Way
Not Mixing Up Buddhism
The Bodhisattva
Diamond Sutra
Perfection of Giving
Sutra of Hui-neng
Hyakujo and the Fox
Between Birth and Death
Birth and Death are Nirvana
Teachings of Huang Po
Mind Is Buddha
Ordinary Mind Is the Way
Parable of the Hidden Jewel
Song of Zazen
About the Editors
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