Seeking the Heart of Wisdom The Path of Insight Meditation

ISBN-10: 157062805X

ISBN-13: 9781570628054

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

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Guides the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of the spiritual practice of insight meditation. With specific exercises which accompany discussions and practices.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Amy Schmidt is a resident teacher at the Insight Meditation Center; a cofounder of Southwest Sangha, a self-retreat center in southern New Mexico; a licensed clinical social worker; and a cartoonist. She lives in Barre, Massachusetts.

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.

The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim.

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma. He is a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and has taught meditation internationally since 1974. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace.

Understanding Practice
Discovering the Heart of Meditation
Exercise: Learning from the Precepts
Why Meditate?
Exercise: Concepts and Reality
Meditation Instructions
Difficulties and Hindrances
Exercises: Making the Hindrances Part of the Path
Deepening Levels of Practice
Exercise: Moving from Content to Process
Training the Heart and Mind
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Exercise: Awareness of the Factors of Enlightenment
The Life of the Buddha
Exercise: Recollection of the Buddha
The Freedom of Restraint
Exercise: Restraint
Suffering: The Gateway to Compassion
Exercise: Cultivating Compassion
The Growth of Wisdom
Understanding Karma: Cause and Effect
Exercise: Equanimity Meditation
Understanding Karma: Liberation
Exercise: Observing Intention
The Five Spiritual Faculties
The Three Basic Characteristics
Exercise: Observing Discomfort in Our Conditioned Response
Perspectives on Reality
The Path of Service
Exercise: The Heart of Service
Integrating Practice
Exercises: Strengthening Mindfulness
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