7 quotes from Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters: ‘The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Nothing is worth holdin. Buy the Paperback Book Living Dharma by Jack Kornfield at , Canada’s largest bookstore. + Get Free Shipping on books over $25!. In this book, Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia.

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He began his training after graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in A lot of different concepts were explained clearly with good examples or metaphors.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: His contribution has merely been to supply an introduction on the Theravadan Buddhist meditation tradition and then brief bios of the individual teachers.

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Cancel reply Enter your comment here Want to Read Currently Reading Read. David Schiffer rated it liked it Mar 27, While Kornfield’s contribution is relatively small, it is not insignificant. But, thankfully, there is more to the book! There are many methods of insight meditation as well as samatha concentration meditation.

Oct 31, Andy rated it it was amazing. Quotes from Living Dharma: Lists with This Book. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.


Email required Address never made public. Trivia About Living Dharma: However, I think there are likely limitations to the applicability of the practice of a monk who lives in a forest, eats once a day, sleeps 4 hours a night, and meditates for hours on end There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Oct 30, Craig Shoemake rated it it was amazing Shelves: He met and studied under the Buddhist master Ven. Feb 13, Tarasova rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh dhxrma try again. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Lot of efforts has gone into the collection of such detailed bio data and the presentation of teachings in a lucid way.

Living Dharma Quotes by Jack Kornfield

First published in under the unfortunate title Living Buddhist Masters, the law of impermanence inevitably asserted itself and the masters died. The uncomfortable truly is the norm; the comfortable will set us adrift on the current of illusion. Certain tensions in teaching and practice emerge from these profiles.

Want to Read saving…. All in all, some This was an interesting book, a much more serious, stricter, and in some ways harsher Buddhism than what kornfieldd typically hear about in the US.

He holds a Ph. Nothing is worth holding on to. Most oornfield, it becomes clear that the Buddha’s teaching, both as it exists now and as it certainly was in the founder’s day, is not so much an ideology as a highly sophisticated technology one uses to cultivate and master the mind. Some teachers work within the contexts of monasteries, others meditation centers. Join 84 other followers Blog Stats 64, hits Advertisements.


Books by Jack Kornfield. Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters. Nick Ball rated it really liked it Sep 19, There is much to be gleaned and understood here. It would have been nice if when the book was reissued chapters on these people had been added, but I guess you can’t have everything.

Chapter two is more specific, looking at these topics as they apply in the traditions of southeast Asian Buddhism i. Sep 13, Yixuan rated it really liked it. Robert E rated it it was amazing Feb 22, The impression one comes away with is that there is something here for everyone, no matter their calling in life monk vs. It’s so densely packed with wisdom that you might have to re-read the same paragraph innumerable times.

Paperbackpages. Jan 17, Alison Ruth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Clear accounts of the various Buddhist meditation techniques as taught by great Buddhist Meditation Teachers in S.