After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path (CD-Audio)

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path By Ph.D. Kornfield, Jack Cover Image
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When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? On After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield—author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart—brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today.

"Perfect enlightenment" appears in many texts, Kornfield begins. But how is it viewed among Western teachers and practitioners? To find out, Kornfield talked to more than 100 Zen masters, rabbis, nuns, lamas, monks, and senior meditation students from all walks of life.

The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do—the laundry—no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines.

Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism's most trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.

An original audio adaptation of Jack Kornfield's book, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.

Course objectives:

Assess how to embrace the joys and sorrows of everyday life after experiencing a transcendent spiritual awakening
• Integrate inner knowledge with outer expression 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

About the Author


Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has been teaching meditation internationally since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. He co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and founded the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and has taught in centers and universities worldwide. Jack has led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama, worked with many of the great teachers of our time, and is a father and activist. He is co-creator of the Awareness Training Institute and has written more than a dozen books, including Meditation for Beginners; A Path With Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591793946
ISBN-10: 1591793947
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: June 30th, 2005
Language: English