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Selections from After the Ecstasy, the Laundry:

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Part Two
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Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught around the world since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of the Spirit Rock Center. He lives in northern California with his wife and daughter. His previous books include A Path with Heart, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (with Joseph Goldstein), and Teachings of the Buddha.

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

The rich harvest of a generation's spiritual work in the West, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry (review or buy) is a convincing account of the lifelong path of inner transformation. Written by Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher and meditation master, this moving book also draws on the firsthand experiences of dedicated leaders and practitioners within the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Sufi traditions. The result is a uniquely intimate and honest understanding of how the modern spiritual journey unfolds--and of how we can prepare our own hearts for awakening.

The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

In The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace (review or buy) Buddhist teacher and meditation master Jack Kornfield has collected age old teachings, modern stories, and time honored practices for bringing healing, peace, and compassion into our daily lives. Just to read these pages offers calm and comfort. The practices contained here offer meditations for you to discover a new way to meet life’s greatest challenges with acceptance, joy, and hope.