InSeeking the Heart of WisdomGoldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insightmeditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation isa journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeingclearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader indeveloping the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritualpractice. For those already treading the path, as well as those just startingout, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topicscovered are:
- Thehindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—andskillful means of overcoming them
- Howcompassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives andin the world
- Howto integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative lifebased on nonattachment
Usefulexercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen theirunderstanding of the subjects.