Roots of Buddhist Psychology

  • by Jack Kornfield
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners. Among the world's great religions, Buddhism has developed a rich psychology based not on metaphysics, but on the human predicament. Through its strategies, you can discover for yourself how to find true freedom from worldly suffering. Buddhism views the mind as a maze of feelings, perceptions, and emotional states. Unhappiness is rooted in unskillful responses to our world: grasping when things are pleasant, aversion when they are unpleasant, and delusion/confusion when they are neutral. Through awareness training, Kornfield teaches, you can transform these responses into real skills that are the path to awakening and freedom. Like no other teaching course, The Roots of Buddhist Psychology gives you immediate strategies for living in the present, including 12 profound lectures, each one a gem of intelligent wisdom, on Buddhism's central teachings about the psyche and sacred attention. Here is specific instruction, taught in the classic tradition and enlivened with many parables, worldly stories, and thoughts from artists, philosophers, and writers who have helped us see how to live true, useful lives. Join Jack Kornfield and discover for yourself that what you seek is already here.

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Fantastic read

I will admit I have found Jack Kornfield a little less than interesting in the past but this audiobook (which is really a multi-day seminar) was truly interesting and helps me find peace on stressfull days. Each segment is short enough to make a really great point and then you can stop and ponder the segment before going to the next segment. Great delivery and information. Well worth the full price.
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- Eric

Absolutely Awesome & Elightening!!!

Kornfield's voice is very soothing & enjoyable, he also has many humorous moments that make the experience of the book fun as well as enlightening. While I am not a Buddhist this book is one of the best books I've ever listened to. Absolutely awesome psychology that will teach you how to maintain a happy state this is independent of & despite what is going on in your physical life, as well as great tools for treating others the way you want to be treated. This stuff should be taught secularly in elementary through high school, the world would be a better place if it were. These are teachings for anyone regardless of religion.
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- Allen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2007
  • Publisher: Sounds True