Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

  • by Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by Jack Kornfield
  • 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Known for bringing Insight Meditation to the West and for his many best-selling books, including A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield now offers a collection of his most popular teachings with Buddhist Mediation for Beginners. This specifically designed gift set includes four complete audio learning courses:

Meditation for Beginners. A comprehensive introduction to the practice of Vispassana ("Insight") Meditation to cultivate a profound inner calm and awaken to the truth. Includes four complete meditations.
The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism. Jack Kornfield illuminates Buddhism's most essential teachings, and how they make it possible to overcome challenging mental states, such as fear, confusion, and anger.
Meditations of the Heart. Step-by-step meditations cast light on Buddhism's cornerstone, the Four Noble Truths. These meditations take less than 10 minutes each to practice, yet will take you to the heart of essential Buddhist teachings on opening to the truth, forgiveness, fearlessness, and more.
The Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness. Drawing from his background in meditation and psychology, Jack Kornfield reveals the path to forgiveness and the way out of our pain.


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A good way to get started meditating

This collection includes the following shorter works: Meditation for Beginners, The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism, The Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness, and Meditations of the Heart. Each of the six 'sessions' is a class from the author (two of the shorter items have two sessions each.) Each session contains meditation and Buddhist teaching. You will hear some of the same stories/jokes/topics more than once, though never within the same program. I found I didn't really mind, as I was intending to do the meditations multiple times each anyway.

I would have preferred it if the chapter divisions had allowed separate access to the meditations and teaching (since I anticipate doing the meditations more than once.)

There is some ambient room noise, but it is pretty minimal. I didn't find it distracting.

Overall, I as a person just getting familiar with meditation, I really got a lot out of it, and would recommend it to others.
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- Amazon Customer

Great starter

As a new Buddhist I found Jack's style of teaching phenomenal. He really made it easy to pick up and taught concepts, not monastical practices. Very easy to pop in the headphones and follow along on some of his guided meditations. Must read for anyone interested in meditation!
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- HumbleRock

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2006
  • Publisher: Sounds True