After The Ecstasy The Laundry

In this unique mix of practical and spiritual wisdom Jack Kornfield, author of the bestselling A PATH WITH HEART and one of the most respected Buddhist meditation teachers in the West, sets out to answer these crucial questions.

After The Ecstasy  The Laundry

Most accounts of spiritual enlightenment end at the moment of illumination. But what happens after that? What is life like after the ecstasy? How do we live our understanding with a full heart? In this unique mix of practical and spiritual wisdom Jack Kornfield, author of the bestselling A PATH WITH HEART and one of the most respected Buddhist meditation teachers in the West, sets out to answer these crucial questions. Drawing on discussions with abbots, lamas and Western meditation masters, Kornfield describes with refreshing honesty their different experiences of the moment of enlightenment and what life lessons they - and we - can learn from these - as each of us seeks to fulfil the true path of compassion on earth.

Awakening Power Ii

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Awakening Power Ii

Following up on the trailblazing approach to life and spiritual health as set out in the first book Awakening Power, Awakening Power II provides even more information and approaches to understanding yourself and living your best life.

The Wise Heart

Here is a rare treasure that will give readers greater access to the secret beauty within - and without.

The Wise Heart

For over 2000 years, Buddhist psychology has offered invaluable insights into the nature of the heart and mind, and transformed the way many people around the world handle life's challenges. But the ancient texts on which these remarkable teachings are based can be difficult to penetrate for modern seekers. Now, drawing on his experience as a monk trained in Thailand, Burma and India, as well as his expert psychology practice, Jack Kornfield provides an accessible, definitive guide to Buddhism for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. This important new work is in the tradition of his classic works A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, offering practical tools to coping with modern life and dealing with emotions such as fear, anger and shame. Kornfield also shares the illuminating stories of his students and fellow practitioners, as well as his own journey towards enlightenment, including his recovery from a violence-filled childhood. Here is a rare treasure that will give readers greater access to the secret beauty within - and without.

Teachings of the Buddha

Offers a selection of materials on the teachings of the Buddha, chosen from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese writings, and including some of his earliest recorded sayings.

Teachings of the Buddha

Offers a selection of materials on the teachings of the Buddha, chosen from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese writings, and including some of his earliest recorded sayings.

Meditation for Beginners

Kornfield explains how simple it is to start and stick with a daily meditation practice, a time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding.

Meditation for Beginners

Kornfield explains how simple it is to start and stick with a daily meditation practice, a time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding.

The Path of Insight Meditation

This introductory guide offers wisdom about how this path cultivates compassion, strengthens mindfulness, and leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.

The Path of Insight Meditation

An introductory guide to Insight meditation, offering exercises from two master teachers and a look into how this practice leads to compassion and a deeper understanding of self. Insight meditation is a Buddhist practice that opens the way to profound awakening in our daily lives. This introductory guide offers wisdom about how this path cultivates compassion, strengthens mindfulness, and leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. It also includes exercises from these two master teachers, developed from their meditation retreats taught around the world. Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield are the founders of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and each has authored many books on meditation.

Bringing Home the Dharma

Popular spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice.

Bringing Home the Dharma

Many people seeking inner peace and self-cultivation look to the East for inspiration and guidance. Author Jack Kornfield himself pursued rigorous training in traditional Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia. Here he shares the fruits of four decades of study and practice in the East and the West, highlighting one essential insight: true wisdom is found nowhere else than right here in this very moment, as we go about our daily lives. We need not travel to an ashram or a meditation retreat--our households, relationships, and work lives give us profound opportunities to awaken our buddha nature, our natural wisdom and loving-kindness. In this book, Kornfield shares this and other key lessons he has learned studying with some of the most revered Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. Topics include: realizing our full potential, conscious parenting, common obstacles to awakening, spirituality and sexuality, enlightened political action, and much more. Previously in hardback.

Miracle Run

After years of training myself not to expect anything good to happen, to be
handed this gift was an act of incomparable kindness, divinely wrapped and ... I
have a Buddhist friend who uses the expression, “After the ecstasy, the laundry.

Miracle Run

The inspiration for the Lifetime movie and a guide for parents confronting their autistic children's journeys to adulthood. Parents of autistic children often wonder: What will happen to our kids when they grow up? Can they work? Have relationships and their own families? Here is the poignant story of one woman watching her autistic boys reach adulthood. A single mother barely making ends meet, Corrine Morgan-Thomas could hardly afford doctors for her twins, Stephen and Phillip. After their diagnosis of autism, no one else thought these boys would ever amount to anything. But Corrine managed single-handedly to keep the boys out of institutions-and in "regular" school. And their inspiring story became Lifetime television's Miracle Run. The real miracle, though, was what happened where the movie left off-when Stephen and Phillip graduated to face adult autism. From their diagnosis to the present day, when the boys have grown into young men leading happy lives, Corrine's eye-opening story is full of candor, humor, and most of all, hope.

Living Dharma

A collection of teachings on the practice of meditation by twelve contemporary Buddhist masters from Southeast Asia—curated by the author of A Path with Heart In this book, Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught ...

Living Dharma

In this book, Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia. These renowned teachers offer a rich variety of meditation techniques: the practices include traditional instructions for dissolving the solid sense of self, for awakening insight, for realizing Nirvana, and for cultivating compassion for all beings. Jack Kornfield’s first three chapters give an overview of Buddhist philosophy and, specifically, the meditation practices of Burma, Thailand, and Laos. The teachings in this volume are from Achaan Chaa, Mahasi Sayadaw, Sunlun Sayadaw, Achaan Buddhadasa, Achaan Naeb, Achaan Maha Boowa, Tuangpulu Sayadaw, Mohnyin Sayadaw, Mogok Sayadaw, U Ba Khin, Achaan Dhammadaro, and Achaan Jumnien.

Sync Your Relationship Save Your Marriage

The prominent American Buddhist Jack Kornfield titled one of his books After the
Ecstasy, the Laundry.28 He writes: “What happens when the Zen master returns
home to spouse and children? What happens when the Christian mystic goes ...

Sync Your Relationship  Save Your Marriage

Award-winning couples therapist Peter Fraenkel argues that most relationship problems can be traced to partners being out of sync on the powerful but mostly hidden dimension of time. Differences in daily rhythms, personal pace, punctuality, time perspective, and priorities about how time is allocated can all lead to couple conflict. Yet the fascinating fact is that these polarizing time differences play a potent role in attracting lovers in the first place. In this trailblazing new book, he draws on his original research to show how a clearer understanding of these forces can improve the health of your relationship and even rescue a failing one.

Unhooked Generation

The titleofJack Kornfeld's book After the Ecstasy, the Laundry sumsupwhat my
parentswere saying—that trueloveis aboutmuch more than the initialecstasy or
bliss. Basedon my interviewswith people who have saidthey foundtrue love, I
have ...

Unhooked Generation

"If every man and woman under 40 who is not in a happy, committed relationship reads Jillian Straus's shocking, heartbreaking, and persuasive exploration of love among the Unhooked Generation, far fewer romances will end in tears. This book will give readers the aha! of recognition they have been waiting for. Unmissable." --Naomi Wolf Unhooked Generation is about single men and women in their 20s and 30s who are having unprecedented difficulties finding love. Based on 100 in-depth interviews, Jillian Straus examines the obstacles facing unattached women and men in an age when all the choices we have, somehow, manage to decrease our chances of finding a mate. While cell phones, text messages, e-mail, BlackBerries, speed dating, and internet dating all conspire to create a sense that there are endless options, a culture of "consumer sex" and casual hook-ups make settling down feel like settling. And as the age of first marriage goes up, the level of expectation climbs right along with it, and we start subjecting prospective mates to "the checklist." From the collapse of courtship and the death of romance to the overriding media message that single life is sexy and married life is boring, we have a culture of mixed emotions about the very concept of marriage. Confronted by a host of factors that other generations never considered in their search for love and commitment, the "unhooked generation" faces a potholed road to romance. Rich with compelling personal stories, and leavened with wit and sharp observation, this is a book that clarifies this confusing, compelling issue as no other book has--and in its final chapter offers concrete advice for addressing the problem.

The Path of Emancipation

"This is a book of wise and wonderful teachings, a breath of fresh air for the heart.

The Path of Emancipation

"This is a book of wise and wonderful teachings, a breath of fresh air for the heart. It opens the doors to an awakened life." —Jack Kornfield, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry "Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the greatest teachers of our time. He reaches from the heights of insight down to the deepest places of the absolutely ordinary." —Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University The Path of Emancipation transcribes Thich Nhat Hanh's first twenty-one day retreat in North America in 1998, when more than four hundred practitioners from around the world joined him to experience mindfulness. This book deliberately preserves the tone and style of a retreat, including soundings of the bell, meditation breaks, and the question-and-answer sessions. This not only provides a genuine feeling of a retreat for those who have not had the chance to participate in one, but it also preserves this wonderful practice time for those who have attended. In The Path of Emancipation, Thich Nhat Hanh translates the Buddhist tradition into everyday life and makes it relevant and transforming for us all. Studying in-depth the Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing, he teaches how mindfulness can help us reduce stress, and live simply, confidently, and happily while dwelling in the present moment. When Thich Nhat Hanh discovered this discourse, he said,"I felt I was the happiest person in the world."

The Authentic Heart

At midlife, you hold the extraordinary potential to become more fully awake and alive in your relationships than ever before. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Amodeo helps you rediscover love at its best.

The Authentic Heart

The richest, most fulfilling love of your life is yet tocome! "The Authentic Heart offers practical, wise, and compassionateguidance for midlife love."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path withHeart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry "The Authentic Heart is a groundbreaking, insightful, warmlywritten book that I highly recommend to anyone wanting more loving,joyful relationships. John Amodeo addresses with great clarity,wisdom, and practicality the key steps that are necessary forbuilding authentic, mature, loving connections--not only withothers, but also with oneself."--John Bradshaw, New York Timesbestselling author of Healing the Shame that Binds You "Just what millions want to know--not only how to make love lastbut how to make lasting love new again and again. This warmheartedand clearheaded book is full of practical wisdom."--Gay Hendricks,Ph.D., and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., authors of Conscious Lovingand The Conscious Heart As you enter midlife, you may feel that something you've alwayslonged for has never happened. Frustrated, you may give up on loveor cling to young images of romantic love, hoping that anotherperson will furnish happiness. You may experience a growing senseof depression, anxiety, or cynicism. But as psychotherapist andrelationship expert Dr. John Amodeo explains, authentic love takestime and maturity. At midlife, you hold the extraordinary potentialto become more fully awake and alive in your relationships thanever before. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Amodeo helps yourediscover love at its best. You'll learn how to overcome thepsychological obstacles that have kept you from developingsatisfying relationships. And you'll learn the eight enrichingsteps that release your authentic self for the fullness of genuineconnection. Whether you're seeking true love for the first time orwish to deepen the joy and meaning in your current relationship,The Authentic Heart guides you along the path to a more vibrantpartnership in the prime of your life.

Going on Being

It came through a story in a collection ofIack Kornfield's entitled After the Ecstasy,
the Laundry,4 a discussion of how people integrate their spiritual understandings
in real life. Jack tells of a Muslim man who was put into prison for a crime he did ...

Going on Being

Before he began training as a psychiatrist, Mark Epstein immersed himself in Buddhism through influential teachers such as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. Buddhism's positive outlook and the meditative principle of living in the moment profoundly influenced his study and practice of psychotherapy. Going on Being is an intimate chronicle of Epstein's formative years as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems can help anyone change for the better. Epstein gives readers a deeply personal look into his life, thoughts, fears, and hopes, while detailing the influences that have shaped his worldview. Inspiring in its honesty and humility, Going on Being is a compassionate, brilliant look at how uniting the worlds of psyche and spirit can lead to a new way of seeing reality.

Ten Thousand Joys Ten Thousand Sorrows

—jack korsfield, author of After the Ecstasy the Laundry and founder/director of
Spirit Rock Meditation Center “This beautiful book is unlike any other personal
account of living with Alzheimer's disease that I have ever read. Ten Thousand
Joys ...

Ten Thousand Joys   Ten Thousand Sorrows

"Ten Thousand Sorrows & Ten Thousand Joys offers a vision of lives well-led, and of love in the thick of crisis and loss. Beyond inspiring."-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "This beautiful book is unlike any other personal account of living with Alzheimer's disease that I have ever read . . . it offers patients and families practical insights into how they can live their lives more fully amidst the heartbreak of a mind-robbing illness."- Paul Raia, Director of Patient Care and Family Support, Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter "A story of courage, love, and growing wisdom in the face of Alzheimer's."-Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma, Founder / Director of Insight Meditation Society In this profound and courageous memoir, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle describes how her husband's Alzheimer's diagnosis at the age of seventy-two challenged them to live the spiritual teachings they had embraced during the course of their life together. Following a midlife career shift, Harrison Hobliztelle, or Hob as he was called, a former professor of comparative literature at Barnard, Columbia, and Brandeis University, became a family therapist and was ordained a Dharmacharya (senior teacher) by Thich Nhat Hanh. Hob comes to life in these pages as an incredibly funny and brilliant man who never stopped enjoying a good philosophical conversation-even as his mind, quite literally, slipped away from him. And yet when they first heard the diagnosis, Olivia and Hob's initial reaction was to cling desperately to the life they had had. But everything had changed, and they knew that the only answer was to greet this last phase of Hob's life consciously and lovingly. Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows provides a wise and compassionate vision for maintaining hope and grace in the face of life's greatest challenges. (This memoir was originally self-published as The Majesty of Your Loving.)

Ordinary Mind

... would emerge from them cleansed of all past conditioning. Nowadays,
increasing attention is being paid to what might be called “post-enlightenment
practice.” The title of jack Kornfield's book After the Ecstasy, the Laundry neatly
illustrates ...

Ordinary Mind

Is meditation an escape from--or a solution to--our psychological problems? Is the use of antidepressants counter to spiritual practice? Does a psychological approach to meditation reduce spirituality to "self-help"? What can Zen and psychoanalysis teach us about the problems of the mind and suffering? Psychiatrist and Zen teacher Barry Magid is uniquely qualified to answer questions like these. Written in an engaging and witty style, Ordinary Mind helps us understand challenging ideas--like Zen Buddhism's concepts of oneness, emptiness, and enlightenment--and how they make sense, not only within psychoanalytic conceptions of mind, but in the realities of our lives and relationships. This new paper edition of Magid's much-praised book contains additional case study vignettes.

Up From Paralysis

There was a book some years ago entitled After the Ecstasy, the Laundry byJack
Kornfield. It addresses this re-entry-into-dailylife issue. As I was discovering the
many things that I think I now understand, it was a rush extraordinaire.

Up From Paralysis

Joseph shares his experiences with the disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) which twice (less than 1 in 1,000,000 chance of this) and very quickly, paralyzed him. He slowly healed. In the paralysis state, his mind was at a heightened level of awareness. Unable to do anything physical, he applied himself to understanding the vivid messages that became so present to him. He provides a chronicle of the GBS, but more, he provides a detailed account of the discoveries made available to him, explained in his own simple language. Up From Paralysis shares Joseph’s journey of discovery of “how it all works” for him, and he suggests for us too, when it comes to listening to that tiny whisper of wisdom some call intuition, Spirit, Guidance from the “other side,” which is actually “inside.” Learn how to, through increased clarity, live a more successful life in all dimensions.

Blue Jean Buddha

Throughout, up-and-coming author Sumi Loundon provides an illuminating context for the tremendous variety of experiences shared in the book.

Blue Jean Buddha

In an age when the Dalai Lama's image has been used to sell computers, rock stars have used tantra to enhance their image, and for many, Nirvana calls to mind a a favorite band, what does Buddhism mean to twenty-somethings? Blue Jean Buddha offers real stories about young Buddhists in their own words that affirm and inform the young adult Buddhist experience. This one-of-a-kind book is about the experiences of young people in America-from their late teens to early thirties-who have embraced Buddhism. Thirty-three first-person narratives reflect on a broad range of life-stories, lessons, and livelihood issues, such as growing up in a Zen center, struggling with relationships, caring for the dying, and using marathon running as meditation. Throughout, up-and-coming author Sumi Loundon provides an illuminating context for the tremendous variety of experiences shared in the book. Blue Jean Buddha was named a finalist in the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Awards (Multicultural Non-Fiction - Young Adult) as well in NAPRA's Nautilus Awards, in the Personal Journey/Memoir/Biography category.

Living an Extraordinary Life

After. ecstasy. ,. the. laundry. He was like a mountaineer who trained for years
and finally summitted Mt . Everest . When asked how it felt ... Then nothing
happens ; after we reach our goals , we are the same , and so is everything else .
As the ...

Living an Extraordinary Life

In this long-awaited first book, founder of Lifespring, ARC International and Extraordinary People Robert White looks at why some people live fulfilled, successful lives; while for others, contentment and real success always seem to be just out of reach. How is it that some people know what they want and go for it, while others flounder and struggle and never seem to discover their real goals and purpose in life? Why are some people able to live extraordinary and joyful lives while, for others, life seems repetitive, flat, a giant yawn, an exercise in high drama or run by fear? Robert White does not pretend to have all the answers. However, after over thirty years founding and leading companies that have graduated over one million participants from high-impact personal and organizational effectiveness seminars, he's in a good position to help you explore what works - and doesn't work - in your life.

Learning by Heart

... in which each person, each country, lives in harmonious relationship with each
other person and country. There is a Zen statement, After ecstasy the laundry,
which we might reverse to say, After much laundry comes a moment of ecstasy.

Learning by Heart

Tap into your natural ability to create! Engaging, proven exercises for developing creativity Priceless resource for teachers, artists, actors, everyone Artist and educator Corita Kent inspired generations of artists, and the truth of her words "We can all talk, we can all write, and if the blocks are removed, we can all draw and paint and make things" still shines through. This revised edition of her classic work Learning by Heart features a new foreword and a chart of curriculum standards. Kent's original projects and exercises, developed through more than 30 years as an art teacher and richly illustrated with 300 thought-provoking images, are as inspiring and as freeing today as they were during her lifetime. Learn how to challenge fears, be open to new directions, recognize connections between objects and ideas, and much more in this remarkable, indispensable guide to freeing the creative spirit within all of us. With new material by art world heavyweights Susan Friel and Barbara Loste, Learning by Heart brings creative inspiration into the 21st century!