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

It consists mostly of stories and quotations from spiritual teachers in the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Sufi traditions, plus more ideas from famous historical figures, etc.

I just don’t – sorry. I like this story.

On page 36, the author uses Carlos Castaneda’s work as a reference. Through moving personal stories and traditional tales, we learn how the enlightened heart navigates the real uack of family relationships, emotional pain, earning a living, sickness, loss, and death.

I felt like the student in school sitting in the back row. No matter how bad or wrong their behavior is, you can only love and accept them. I am striving more and more to be who I am on the surface and also inside. The author picks the points that support his point of view.

Even if our transformation is great and we feel peaceful and unshakable, some part of our return will inevitably test us. My favorite so far Review by Becky K. I found it, for lack of a better word, enlightening. 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 — and how we can prepare our hearts for awakening.


I’ve read a lot of Buddhist writings already. We’ve gotten lots of discussion from each of the chapters. Today we finished the book — excellent!!

The only difficulty I had with this book was som Took awhile for me to get hte, because it was so thought provoking. You are more likely lying to yourself NOW with your limitations that you falsely placed on yourself. Definitely a desert island kornfifld for me, and it continues to provide great perspective on this human experience. Finding inner self, calm and the satori or whatever you call it in different ways from Hindu, Jewish to Christianity way.

This is our nature. Books that change your life completely in a good way. I was expecting Buddhist guidance in a similar vein as the teachings of Ajahn Chah.

In mysterious oaundry the heart reveals itself to be like a flower that opens and closes. Posted on November 28, Jul 26, Sue rated it it was amazing. One insight meditation teacher tells of five-year cycles. Mar 06, Angelica Taggart rated it really liked it. He helps me kornifeld so many levels. Posted on July 26, Inspired by Your Browsing History. When our identity expands to include everything, we find peace with the dance of the world.

Beard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refund requests over days from the purchase date will receive a check as funds cannot be returned to the credit card due to fraud protection policies. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Kornfield has written quite a lot and it’s all quality. I’m going to find some of Mornfield other works The book I needed at exactly the right launery. May your journey lead you home. That realization started years of healing work to find the place where the grief, the monastery, the pain of my own life, and the pain of the world could be held in the same sacred heart.


After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

Every time I hear something new and am afterr amazed at the wisdom. The ecstach of calm, I would call it. Packed with juicy wisdom. Reasonably good; I liked the message on CD six, which defined “Ordinary Enlightenment” as being true to yourself while accepting what is. They are far ranging, but Kornfield attempts to shape them around the issue of how we can live in the world while striving for holiness.

Sep 11, Steve Woods rated it it was amazing Shelves: But something important has pulled us back to the world, and the difficult transition is part of it. The well of pain and agony was equal to the ecstasy of the years before.

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

This is one I will be reading again. Her first five years of intensive practice opened her to a vast inner world of profound, liberating understandings.

I was going to say “heros” — role models and teachers.

It is sure to take its place next to A Path with Heart as a spiritual classic for our time. This goes against what I kornfielc so helpful about Buddhism which is the last three noble truths: His books… More about Jack Kornfield. Posted on October 21,

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