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Now you can transform driving, shopping, or waiting in line into calming experiences of mindfulness. This unique audio course was carefully distilled from Jack Kornfield's most popular retreat, a 5-week workshop on mindful meditation. Kornfield shows listeners how to benefit from the 2,500-year-old system for becoming fully aware of how our actions in each moment create the fabric of our lives. He provides exercises and teachings for starting - and sticking with - a real meditation practice. Kornfield is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and the Spirit Rock Retreat Center.
© and (P)1993 by Jack Kornfield, All Rights Reserved
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"An effective, practical, and enlightening course by a sensitive guide with a great sense of humor." (Library Journal)
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By Nikos on 02-17-04

Excellent!!!

This is the first audiobook that I have ordered as a Premium Listener and I regard it as an excellent one. It consists of five lessons given by Jack Kornfield to a group of people during a course of five weeks. It is very well structured and tailored to the beginner?s needs. It discusses various subjects:
? Why meditate
? How to focus on your breath
? How to focus on your body sensations
? How to deal with feelings
? How to deal with thoughts
? Loving kindness-walking-eating meditation
Highlights include:
? Jack Kornfield?s kindness and wisdom. You will soon be feeling that this teacher is talking directly to you.
? Simple and clear view of buddhist principles and psychology.
? Jack Kornfield deals with many misconceptions about meditation, the most important one to avoid being perfectionist and idealistic about it.
? Jack Kornfield explains clearly why meditation isn?t some mystical way to attain extraordinary powers but the art of being here now!
? This audiobook is full with humorous stories that help to convey the message in the most insightful and entertaining way.
It is really a great audiobook. I hope that audible.com will provide us with other Jack Kornfield?s books and my suggestion is ?After the enlightment the laundry?
? Offer yourself this audiobook, it?s an excellent gift.

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By Leslie on 11-15-09

Almost as good as being there

I've long wanted to go to a retreat where Jack Kornfield offers his insights into meditation. This is almost as good. I return to it often, especially the fourth week's session. Great introduction to vipassana.

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By Donna on 09-26-05

Very good introduction to Meditation

Although these talks are based on buddhist meditation and teaching they can be used by anyone who wants to learn how to meditate. Jack provides humour, stories and guidance on meditating and life in general. There is an introductory session followed by 5 lessons in mediation. Each expanding on the last. It's also useful as you get questions asked by people learning to mediate which often help to answer your own problems you encounter.

This is a really enjoyable listen and I would recommend it to everyone.

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