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,” internationally renowned author and meditation master Jack Kornfield assures us. “Unbounded 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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The only difficulty I had with this book was some of the terminology. Then I realized I couldn’t live in some enlightened memory. We are faced with the laundry. When you allow yourself to be affected by the being of others what they have said and felt, it can consume you. Or is it supposed to be about genetic memories?
He also admonishes us to enjoy the mystery of life and to live in the present moment.
Oct 02, Pages Buy. Posted on October 21, I reached chapter 7, and back it went on the shelf. The best thing about him is his humility.
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I did get a lot out of reading this and recommend it highly! It’s simple but very difficult to overwrite and at times, essential.
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After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path
He lives in northern California with his wife and daughter. A couple of weeks ago I started to keep track of the books I have and have read using Goodreads, and I discovered several unfinished books; and because the website allows me to rank books according to the Average Rating, I started reading the unfinished books again by rating order – best rating first.
What it is can best be described by what is written on the back cover. I love the little stories and quotes the author uses to illustrate the various points he makes, but at the same time I find this method to be contrived and artificial. Other editions – View all After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: Jack Kornfield is an internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master, and a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in Northern California.
Her first five years of intensive practice opened her to a vast inner world of profound, liberating understandings. Like the monk in the ox-herding pictures [a traditional Zen parable], most of us have to reenter the marketplace to fulfill our realization. He is also a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California, where he currently lives and teaches.
The well of pain and agony was equal to the ecstasy of the years before. Trivia About After the Ecstasy It came to me at yet another turning point and helped to push me forward into the place where divisions and differences are melting away.
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
Which serves as a good example for those of us who merely seek but aren’t gurus or leading conferences on the topic. At first I thought this laundty some sort of “this book is only for people who have reached enlightenment and now what do I do” book, but it isn’t. Open Preview See a Problem? For a few years I had selected quotes from it hanging on my kitchen wall.
A couple of weeks ago I started to keep track of the bo So, I started reading this about 5 years back and reached the end of chapter 13, then stopped.
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Just a moment while we sign you launrdy to your Goodreads account. It is as if deep down we all hope that some experience, some great realization, enough years of dedicated practice, might finally lift us beyond the touch of life, beyond the mundane struggles of the world.
But that’s not to say that reading it in a month led to Enlightenment! It’s pretty cool, IMO.
Many have also suffered relationship difficulties as they tried to juggle their spiritual lives with the compromising you have to do in a committed relationship. Apr 26, Karen rated it liked it.
This was the first book that I have read by Jack Kornfield.