There's much more to psychology than we know in the West. A vast range of new possibilities, teaches Jack Kornfield, are found in the teachings of the Buddha, who pointed us toward a vision of radiant human dignity shared by all. On The Heart of Buddhist Psychology, this celebrated author and psychologist shows listeners how specific Buddhist insights and practices can go beyond self-improvement efforts and lead us to unconditional freedom and joy as discovered by the Buddha. In the moving style of his bestseller A Path with Heart (Bantam, 1993), The Heart of Buddhist Psychology invites listeners to discover: A psychology of love and compassion; Buddhist personality types and the methods for transcending the illusion of self; and Behaviorism with heart - Buddhist cognitive training Interdependence and our individual responsibility totend the world.
About the Author
Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, and he is one of the key teachers to have brought Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books include A Path with Heart; Teachings of the Buddha; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and The Wise Heart.