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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Kornfield Narrator: Jack Kornfield Publisher: Sounds True Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Pezzenti | 2/15/2014

    " For someone who knew nothing about mindfulness, this book was absolutely wonderful. It was simple and short. Each chapter focuses on a different meditation or skill to learn for your mindfulness practice, and made everything easy for me to relate to. Before I picked up this book, I was concerned it would be totally focused on Buddhism practices and ideas/philosophies that went over my head--I was pleasantly surprised that my experience was the exact opposite. In addition to the simple breakdown of meditative practices, it includes a CD with the author instructing you on each of the meditations. This also proved extremely helpful and helped me stay focused during my practice. This book taught me that meditation is a journey and each day will be different--but just reading about it has already helped! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/15/2014

    " The best way for do-it-yourself meditative learning. Easy to follow, and enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/8/2014

    " Fantastic ... words fail me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sigrun Hodne | 1/24/2014

    " Very good, clear & funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Woods | 1/24/2014

    " This is a really simple and accessible introduction. It's one of those immutable laws of life, and my own experience that if you just follow these instructions with honesty an open mind and willingness it will all come together. Meditation is about getting to know who we are, about waking up and then giving up old our old ways of being. It can happen for anyone, it is the key to the chains of the bondage of self. Consistency same time same place every day for 20 minutes no matter what you feel like. Simple but not easy. Just do it for a month and see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/23/2014

    " An excellent introduction to a meditation practice. The author explained the process very clearly, and offered great examples. Definitely useful as I begin my practice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/20/2014

    " Great combination of meditation exercises and lecture. (the audio edition). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 1/17/2014

    " The companion CD to the book of the same name, a primer for mindfulness meditation from the Buddhist perspective. Really will get you started in a matter of minutes. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Shanti | 1/17/2014

    " A great way to begin meditating. Easy to follow and comes with a CD to play. Highly recommended! Take your time and try one aspect at a time. Even if you can only focus for 5 or 10 minutes it's a good start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peach Armstrong | 1/9/2014

    " I found this very helpful to learn differnt ways to be with mediation. It comes with a cd that is really nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Username | 1/4/2014

    " No BS here, no mystical solutions, just a few tips t get to know and accept yourself a bit better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi | 12/24/2013

    " Added wonderful insight to my very basic meditation experience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 11/21/2013

    " started with good info, but then became kind of redundant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 8/2/2013

    " I just read this wonderful book on a mini retreat in Idaho! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 4/25/2013

    " I absolutely love everything by Jack Kornfield. He's down to earth and kind, and this is a great one for beginners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Jeffries | 3/6/2013

    " A down to earth introduction to the practice of meditation. A short book, making it easy to refer back to individual sections from time to time as you get on with the business of establishing a meditation practice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalli | 1/17/2013

    " A good book to start with when you want to learn about mediation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pixie | 12/22/2012

    " Book on CD. This one went very well with the Pema Chodron cds I've been listening to. They seem to have studied similar Buddhist paths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolores | 9/3/2012

    " It's reviewing the basics for me, which I can always use. A short easy yet helpful read (so far). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 9/2/2012

    " A wonderful compilation of 10 different CDs that Jack Kornfield has done. Great meditations and information about the Buddhist path--a path with heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 9/28/2011

    " It was okay. Would be helpful for a brand new meditator. Not at all a religious or new age nut job kind of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 4/15/2011

    " This is a wonderful book. It is simply clear and concise on how to meditate. I didn't use the cd, I just worked chapter by chapter, also making a few notes. I now feel I have a understanding on how to meditate and how to improve my practice, and yes after practice I fell great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 11/7/2010

    " started with good info, but then became kind of redundant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 10/31/2010

    " Now the book is done and the practice begins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Username | 7/18/2010

    " No BS here, no mystical solutions, just a few tips t get to know and accept yourself a bit better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 7/2/2010

    " It was okay. Would be helpful for a brand new meditator. Not at all a religious or new age nut job kind of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/2/2010

    " Nice volume with a CD that is super relaxing and I found actually helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi | 7/4/2009

    " Added wonderful insight to my very basic meditation experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Shanti | 11/20/2008

    " A great way to begin meditating. Easy to follow and comes with a CD to play. Highly recommended! Take your time and try one aspect at a time. Even if you can only focus for 5 or 10 minutes it's a good start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Papilio9 | 2/18/2008

    " I have been listening to these books.
    They are so relaxing, and easy to follow meditations.
    I totally recommend them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peach | 2/15/2008

    " I found this very helpful to learn differnt ways to be with mediation. It comes with a cd that is really nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/11/2008

    " The companion CD to the book of the same name, a primer for mindfulness meditation from the Buddhist perspective. Really will get you started in a matter of minutes. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author
Author Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, in 1975 and later the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and the national bestseller A Path with Heart.