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Nov 09, 1993
| ISBN 9780877738602
Oct 09, 2007
| ISBN 9781590305089
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Nov 09, 1993 | ISBN 9780877738602
Oct 09, 2007 | ISBN 9781590305089
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.
Jack Kornfield 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 Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books include… More about Jack Kornfield
"A remarkably readable book that records some of the earliest recorded sayings of the historic Buddha."— East and West Series "An inspirational treasury of essential teachings from Buddhist literature—selected by one of the best-known American Buddhist teachers."— Snow Lion
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