Written & audio book narrated by Jack Kornfield - Audio-Original Nonfiction - 2 COMPACT DISCS
- 2.5 hours
Publisher, Sounds True (August 2001)
Over the past decade, the number of Buddhist meditation centers in the U.S. has more than doubled. Many more meditators practice in the Christian, Jewish, transcendental, and other traditions. Until now, however, surprisingly few teaching aids have shown beginning practitioners the most fundamental techniques of meditation.
Meditation for Beginners fills that niche - with clear, authentic instructions from one of America’s most trusted and beloved teachers. Created specifically for beginners, this complete introduction to meditation features four classical mindfulness exercises. The vipassana, or insight, practice on which these are based is said to have originated with the Buddha himself - yet it lends itself gracefully to a wide range of spiritual traditions, both secular and religious.
On Meditation for Beginners, Jack Kornfield teaches this ancient practice in its purest form, making meditation easy to understand and practice for even those with no previous experience or spiritual context. Clearly articulated and skillfully presented, Meditation for Beginners is designed to bring the peace and power of mindfulness into listener’ everyday lives. It is the definitive resource for anyone who ever thought about learning to meditate, but lacked the information they needed to start.
About the Author: Jack Kornfield, Ph.D. is a meditation teacher, author, and psychotherapist. After returning in 1972 from Asia, where he lived as a Buddhist monk for five years, Jack Kornfield cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology. His books include A Path with Heart, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (with Joseph Goldstein), and Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart (with Christina Feldman). Dr. Kornfield currently lives with his wife and daughter near California's Spirit Rock Center, where he is a guiding teacher.