A leading spiritual teacher offers this illuminating guide to Buddhism's transformational psychology. Filled with stories from Kornfield's Buddhist psychotherapy practice, it also includes a moving account of his own recovery from a violence-filled childhood.A leading spiritual teacher offers this illuminating guide to Buddhism's transformational psychology. Filled with stories from Kornfield's Buddhist psychotherapy practice, it also includes a moving account of his own recovery from a violence-filled childhood.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2008-03-10 Author, psychologist and pioneering Buddhist teacher Kornfield writes his best book yet (and his previous ones were pretty good). His newest uses the same sweet narrative voice, provides convincing and illustrative anecdotes and stories, and reaches into world traditions and literature as well as contemporary scientific research. This book offers a systematic and well-organized view of Buddhist psychology, complete with occasional diagrams. Concepts and practices are placed in a framework that explains and connects them. It's all done with an eye toward application; most chapters end with exercises. Kornfield has been practicing Buddhism for close to 40 years, a lasting discipline that has produced this masterful book and a seasoned view of life that acknowledges a lot of oopses. As a mediator and psychologist, he has also witnessed some serious angst, including his own, and draws on it for illustrative power. Not everything here is new, least of all the title, but then the Buddha isn't either. The best is left for last: joy you can seek for yourself and others. Just keep your meditative seat, and this book by your bed. Kornfield comes across as the therapist you wish you'd had. (Apr. 29) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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