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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2013
Very simple meditation practices for beginners. Jack is very positive and explains different exercises referring to anecdotes and quotations that make you reflect on various aspects of life. I enjoy going back to the exercises daily and every time I learn a new thing.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2012
Brilliant introduction and very relaxing dvd, jack's voice is very soothing I would highly recommend this dvd to anyone and everyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2014
What a wonderful DVD this is, it is a down to earth and very interesting to learn, I have always wanted to learn to do meditation and this is one dvd that will teach you how to do that.

He teaches you how to get prepared and what to expect from meditation, I really love this dvd and he shows you the correct posture and the right breathing. This dvd is great for beginners like me. I would recommend this dvd to people who want to learn meditation.

My purchase arrived on time and it was in great condition, I want to thank Jack Korn field for this wonderful dvd and for teaching other people how to do meditation, and a big thank you to Amazon.co.uk for their service.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 2013
Meditation for Beginners.
This DVD is excellent for two reasons:
- Its visual display of what a meditation group may look like (though there is nothing wrong with sitting comfortably on a chair)
- Its simple description of how to practice meditation, which would be an adequate reminder for those who have meditated previously.

The explanations need not have gone further than describing the basics of its practice, though the addition of forgiveness and loving kindness does try explaining its methods for releasing attachments.

The attachments are aversions (yes, we do get attached to aversions, such as hate) and wants (in all its excessive forms, such as greed, lust, dependencies such as egoism, etc.).

These attachments may be understood in another way as being part of sanskara (the Hindu concept of imprints left on the subconscious mind by experience), or saṅkhâra (Pali), the Buddhist concept of "formations". They are all ultimately reflections what has been developed in the course of our universal evolution, and what has to be relinquished to free us for further development.

An interesting method that Jack Kornfield describes is recognising attachments by naming them (as best as one can), which is a method of trying to recognise them; ultimately one needs not name them, but only recognise them for what they are, and he alludes to this in the course of his lessons. It's like recognising someone without recalling their name.

One important explanation of good (and most successful) practice is the recommendation (by Jack) that one avoids the use of mantras for focusing the mind. He explains the reasons for this at the beginning of the DVD.

However, there is some irony in his teaching shown here, and that is the use of thoughts (while supposedly meditating) in dealing with attachments (shown in the last session regarding forgiveness and loving kindness): he utters what might be described as prayer (which is an expanded form of mantra). I suspect it is a method of releasing attachments for those having difficulty of letting go of them.

For those who understand, keep it simple; stick to the basics with minimal embellishment. One may even ultimately meditate while walking, which is what disciplined practitioners ultimately do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2015
Voice is a little bland but okay in the main
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2015
Brilliant and concise
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2014
This is a very good meditation dvd for beginners. it is a very easy to follow and help me relax.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2015
brilliant x
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 April 2014
Just started it to Meditation and will
need to watch the dvd a few times
to get the hang of it not as good as
a class but interesting
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on 16 February 2015
Thanks
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