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Jack Kornfield
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Book Description

28 Dec 2012
HAVE YOU EVER thought about trying meditation, but didn't know how to get started? With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start - and stick with - a daily meditation practice. " Insight" or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. Now, in this complete course created especially for beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. You can download the Audio files from www.readhowyouwant.com.....JACK KORNFIELD, PH.D., trained as a Buddhist monk in southeast Asia. He is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books include The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology; Teachings of the Buddha; A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and Living Dharma. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and lives in northern California with his wife and daughter.

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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant; Large Print 16 pt edition (28 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427085307
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427085306
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.8 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,030,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's encouraging to find Westerners who've sufficiently assimilated the traditions of the East to be able to share them with others as Jack is doing" (HH the Dalai Lama)

"Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher" (Sogyal Rinpoche) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Drawing on his many years as a skilful and inspiring meditation teacher, Jack Kornfield guides you through six essential practices that you can return to again and again to establish a transformative daily meditation practice --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
By jw12
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is my favourite of all the meditation audio I've heard. The production of the accompanying book is very good and on the cd Jack's voice is welcoming, friendly and conducive to helping you feel unthreatened and relaxed.

The occasional low sounds from other class members do not distract but actually give you the impression you are in a real meditation class. In particular - as a beginner I like the fact that these meditations are quite short - they don't overwhelm you or make you feel like a failure if you can't complete one - because you *can* easily complete one.

I found it an excellent beginners tool and will definitely use more of Jack Kornfields meditation aids.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meditation for Beginners 23 Oct 2008
By Adam
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I had been doing Shamatha meditation for about 9 months and wanted to learn a little about Vipassana meditation. I bought a number of books and also the expensive "Insight Meditation Kit" by Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein. But I have to say this book & CD by Jack Kornfield is the very best of them all for me. It is simple, straight-forward and gets you doing Insight meditation quickly. The Insight Kit I mentioned above I found confusing and complicated and, at times, contradictory. It would ask you not to hurl a lot of questions at what you were experiencing. Then in the next sentence it would say things like "How does this experience make you feel? What colour is it? Does it get smaller or bigger as you stay with it?" etc etc But this excellent little book and CD combo is cheaper and in my opinion better, especially if you are, like me, a beginer. I didn't like the CD in the Insight Kit and didn't use it at all after my first attempts. But Jack Kornfield's CD here is very user friendly and together with the book will have you practising Insight Meditation in no time at all. Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars simplistic meditation that works 13 Jan 2011
By laurey
Format:Audio CD
The book pretty much explains in simplistic terms what the accompanying CD delivers. At first i had to get use to the man's voice as its not that masculine, but once i over came that and got use to it, (because voices are important to guided meditation personally i cannot stand Paul Mckenna) I found this to be one of the best books/Cd's on meditation, its simple and it delivers, even if you just listen to the CD. I use it before i go to bed, i haven't listened to tracks 5 and 6, but i find 1-4 very useful in the art of quieting the mind which really does help with pain, emotions, obsessive thoughts (which usually occur before going a bed, you know when you want to sleep and your mind decides to switch itself on!). In conclusion, its simplistic, ideal to fit into your schedule as the meditations stem anywhere from 8 to 14 minutes all of which seem to fly by, but deliver because they leave you feeling very relaxed with a calm state of mind. I recommend journalling and to do lists for the next day before you go to bed too as a way to help empty the mind.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Meditation 29 Aug 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For a beginner like me, this was great. Easy to follow and short 10 minute meditations that fit well with my busy life!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT WAY TO START 9 Nov 2007
Format:Hardcover
I bought this a while ago and have just started using it again, for myself this is a great way to learn meditation as it starts from the very begining ie breating teqniques. I would definatley recomend this as it is a perfect way to start learning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening 30 Oct 2010
By Tao333
Format:Hardcover
This book was exactly what I was looking for. A simple and clear approach to Transcendental meditation. I have only just began the process but already have found that it has massively releived my stresses. The book also comes with a CD taking you through meditations step by step.

Well done Jack Kornfield (Brilliant work!).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book for meditation beginners 12 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I just started meditating a few months ago and was not sure how to and decided to buy this book based on the reviews. I am so happy with it and I am finding it very useful.

It makes me feel part of the meditation class . The occasional low sounds from other class members do not distract but actually give you the impression you are in a real meditation class. In particular - as a beginner I like the fact that these meditations are quite short - they don't overwhelm. The book is also not too long but a good introduction to the subject and is well written , very easy to read. I read it cover to cover in an afternoon and will continue to refer back to it. I would recommend this book to anyone starting to meditate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meditation For Beginners 12 May 2013
By julie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An easy book to read. I've enjoyed reading this book. The cd helps with the meditation too. Congratulations to the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this book is very good very simple very helpful
Published 1 month ago by kevin doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great book, excellent CD for meditating would recommend it.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. C. Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for beginners like myself
Have read the book entirely but not yet played the CD. Well written and easy to follow and it works!
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. P. M. Smithers
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended
I wanted to start meditating and felt a guide would be useful. I would say 80% of this CD is of Jack's teachings and only 20% is of guided meditation, which I must admit is useful. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr Rolf A Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to get started on the meditation path
Friendly down to earth introduction to meditation, with a bit of humour thrown in. And meditations were not too long - 10 to 15 minutes usually. Perfect for me.
Published 9 months ago by Sonia pt
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book
As a relative newcomer to meditation, I was delighted be introduced to this book by a friend. It is supportive, concise, and answers all my questions! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Chip Munk
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Have to say, i have enjoyed reading this book but,,, personally i needed more from the book.. MY son now has this item and he loves it!
Published 10 months ago by ratarsedagainffs
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.
Very well written with good explanation, Once read the cd compounds the information and during the meditation it's like having your own teacher.
Published 11 months ago by Goosey
5.0 out of 5 stars really great introduction
excellent little book, great CD with short and clear sessions, great for beginners or to kick start your practice if it has fallen by the wayside
Published 11 months ago by Lesley MacDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars my purchase of Meditation for Beginners
The book was on sale at a good price and was received fairly promptly.

All round, pretty good service. Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2011 by jimbo
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