After the Ecstasy, the Laundry How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. Jack Kornfield. 22 Review(s) | Add Your Review. Breaking down the myths about . Enlightenment does exist,ā€ internationally renowned author and meditation master Jack Kornfield assures us. ā€œUnbounded freedom and. After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. Jack Kornfield, Author Bantam Books $ (p) ISBN

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May your journey lead you home. Jun 08, Alexis Pullen marked it as to-read. It jafk an honest perspective. The only surprising thing is how unexpected this truth can be. He met and studied under the Buddhist master Ven.

He brings examples from different religions to create a unified picture of enlightened spirituality and expresses the hope that by raising our own individual consciousness that we may in time change the world. A nice guy for sure – and one that can sit for days at a time in a remote Thai forest! View all 4 comments. This is another uplifting, encouraging book from Jack Kornfield. Trivia About After the Ecstasy They include, A Wise Heart: Long ago, even as a child I sought balance by projecting the opposite emotions.

I felt the book sad in some ways, that the quest was only partially efstacy temporarily fulfilling.

Through moving personal stories and traditional tales, we learn how the enlightened heart navigates the real world of family relationships, emotional pain, earning a living, sickness, loss, and death. He lives in northern California with his wife and daughter. Often people think they are lying to themselves in doing this. The only difficulty I had with this book was som Took awhile for me to get through, because it was so thought provoking. His voice is so soothing and the message, I found, went deep inside tue a place that needed to hear, we are all on the path and there are challenges for all of us.


We cling to some hope that in spiritual life we can rise above the wounds of our human pain, never to have kornfiled suffer them again. What we are speaking tge is moment-to-moment enlightenment, one enlightenment after another” Shunryu Suzuki, “Since everything is none other than exactly as it is, one may well just break out in laughter” Long Chen Pa, Assess how to embrace the joys and sorrows of everyday life ecsatcy experiencing a transcendent spiritual awakening Integrate inner knowledge with outer te and experience Analyze how to embrace spiritual practice as an invitation to the truth Plan to embrace our human feelings without judgment Describe how to recognize the Buddha in each other and create community.

It’s simple but very difficult to overwrite and at times, essential.

But that’s not to say that reading it in a month led to Enlightenment! Oct 20, Robert Day rated it liked it Shelves: Posted on October 21, As we come down from the mountain, we may be shocked to find how easily our old habits wait for us, like comfortable and familiar clothes.

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Selected pages Title Page. Then I realized I couldn’t live in some enlightened memory. The book is just about that. My favorite so far Review by Becky K. It is very hard not to let them affect you though. From time to time you will also receive Special Offers from our partners. It’s a bit like the way that statistics can be used to prove pretty much anything.


Can’t remember why; I probably started reading something else instead knowing me. Reasonably good; I liked the message on CD six, which defined “Ordinary Enlightenment” as being true to yourself while accepting what is.

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path

My patients have a better calmer nurse thanks to Jack. Posted on November 28, Took awhile for me to get through, because it was so thought provoking. I guess Esctacy had to have both. Kornfield does a good job of offering practical advice on how to get over spiritual humps in the road.

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May 24, Ben rated it it was ok. He also mentions doing spiritual practices just because we enjoy doing them rather than them leading laindry somewhere. Drawing on the experiences and insights of leaders and practitioners within the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Sufi traditions, this book offers a uniquely intimate and honest understanding of how the modern spiritual journey unfolds ā€” and how we can prepare our hearts for awakening.

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