Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include:    ? How to cultivate loving-kindness, com If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, ...

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Title:Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are
Author:Jack Kornfield
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Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are Reviews

  • Julia Glassman
    Dec 05, 2012

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

  • Cherie
    Dec 12, 2015

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

    I do not necessarily identify with Buddhism, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm curious about different philosophies of life, and this provided a fresh and equally wholesome platter of such. If you're looking for a deep description on how to meditate, this might be for you. Let...

    A practical, thoughtful, and esoteric compilation of the author?s experience as a teacher, student, and Buddhist. I enjoyed his reminiscences and stories and I learned a lot that I can and will use in my life to achieve loving-kindness and awareness. There was much I did not understa...

    Kornfield writes a kind of overview of modern buddhist thought from a western perspective. The most interesting sections of this book dealt with an honest examination of what the realities of buddism in Asia versus buddhism in North America are and how they differ. His chapters on some...

    I really liked how this book covered many of the topics I've been thinking about in a clear, realistic fashion. It was very helpful to me to see some of my ideas and concerns validated in this book. Like I'd always felt there were different paths to enlightenment and no one school has ...

    Usually when I read a book on Buddhism, my blue-collar Western-mind will say, "Beautiful, but this wont work in my reality:" Finally a guide that mingles the East and the West and realizes the beauty, and shows the possibility of this new stage. ...

    Jack Kornfield hits a home run. Great sections on his person dharma journey, some of the great teachers who have influenced him, applications of the dharma to everyday life, and he ends with several very specific practices. ...

    A Great book. Kornfield looks at how to maintain a Buddhist lifestyle in the everyday world. Using lots of practical tips, stories, anecdotes, and personal confession (often repeated from one of his other book), he offers wonderful advice and lifelong lessons. ...

  • Satia
    Mar 12, 2012

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

  • Sunil
    Apr 24, 2015

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

  • Roben
    Apr 15, 2012

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

  • Heather
    Jan 06, 2019

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

  • Margaret
    Jun 26, 2016

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

    I do not necessarily identify with Buddhism, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm curious about different philosophies of life, and this provided a fresh and equally wholesome platter of such. If you're looking for a deep description on how to meditate, this might be for you. Let...

    A practical, thoughtful, and esoteric compilation of the author?s experience as a teacher, student, and Buddhist. I enjoyed his reminiscences and stories and I learned a lot that I can and will use in my life to achieve loving-kindness and awareness. There was much I did not understa...

  • Tim Weakley
    Dec 06, 2013

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

    I do not necessarily identify with Buddhism, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm curious about different philosophies of life, and this provided a fresh and equally wholesome platter of such. If you're looking for a deep description on how to meditate, this might be for you. Let...

    A practical, thoughtful, and esoteric compilation of the author?s experience as a teacher, student, and Buddhist. I enjoyed his reminiscences and stories and I learned a lot that I can and will use in my life to achieve loving-kindness and awareness. There was much I did not understa...

    Kornfield writes a kind of overview of modern buddhist thought from a western perspective. The most interesting sections of this book dealt with an honest examination of what the realities of buddism in Asia versus buddhism in North America are and how they differ. His chapters on some...

  • Shelly
    Jul 06, 2018

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

  • Steve Woods
    Oct 02, 2012

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

  • Melody
    Jan 19, 2015

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

  • Ocl
    Mar 04, 2019

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

  • Gregory K.
    Aug 06, 2016

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

  • Mack Hayden
    Oct 01, 2017

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

  • Adi
    Feb 13, 2015

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

  • Tanya McGinnity
    Dec 16, 2011

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

  • Helen Mallon
    Mar 17, 2012

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

  • Estela
    Feb 15, 2017

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

  • Jim Parker
    Jul 28, 2014

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

    I do not necessarily identify with Buddhism, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm curious about different philosophies of life, and this provided a fresh and equally wholesome platter of such. If you're looking for a deep description on how to meditate, this might be for you. Let...

    A practical, thoughtful, and esoteric compilation of the author?s experience as a teacher, student, and Buddhist. I enjoyed his reminiscences and stories and I learned a lot that I can and will use in my life to achieve loving-kindness and awareness. There was much I did not understa...

    Kornfield writes a kind of overview of modern buddhist thought from a western perspective. The most interesting sections of this book dealt with an honest examination of what the realities of buddism in Asia versus buddhism in North America are and how they differ. His chapters on some...

    I really liked how this book covered many of the topics I've been thinking about in a clear, realistic fashion. It was very helpful to me to see some of my ideas and concerns validated in this book. Like I'd always felt there were different paths to enlightenment and no one school has ...

    Usually when I read a book on Buddhism, my blue-collar Western-mind will say, "Beautiful, but this wont work in my reality:" Finally a guide that mingles the East and the West and realizes the beauty, and shows the possibility of this new stage. ...

    Jack Kornfield hits a home run. Great sections on his person dharma journey, some of the great teachers who have influenced him, applications of the dharma to everyday life, and he ends with several very specific practices. ...

  • Andre
    Aug 26, 2017

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

  • Ron
    Jul 27, 2012

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

    I do not necessarily identify with Buddhism, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm curious about different philosophies of life, and this provided a fresh and equally wholesome platter of such. If you're looking for a deep description on how to meditate, this might be for you. Let...

    A practical, thoughtful, and esoteric compilation of the author?s experience as a teacher, student, and Buddhist. I enjoyed his reminiscences and stories and I learned a lot that I can and will use in my life to achieve loving-kindness and awareness. There was much I did not understa...

    Kornfield writes a kind of overview of modern buddhist thought from a western perspective. The most interesting sections of this book dealt with an honest examination of what the realities of buddism in Asia versus buddhism in North America are and how they differ. His chapters on some...

    I really liked how this book covered many of the topics I've been thinking about in a clear, realistic fashion. It was very helpful to me to see some of my ideas and concerns validated in this book. Like I'd always felt there were different paths to enlightenment and no one school has ...

    Usually when I read a book on Buddhism, my blue-collar Western-mind will say, "Beautiful, but this wont work in my reality:" Finally a guide that mingles the East and the West and realizes the beauty, and shows the possibility of this new stage. ...

  • Steve
    Jun 04, 2018

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

  • David
    Jul 27, 2018

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

  • A.B. McFarland
    Jan 13, 2013

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

    I do not necessarily identify with Buddhism, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm curious about different philosophies of life, and this provided a fresh and equally wholesome platter of such. If you're looking for a deep description on how to meditate, this might be for you. Let...

    A practical, thoughtful, and esoteric compilation of the author?s experience as a teacher, student, and Buddhist. I enjoyed his reminiscences and stories and I learned a lot that I can and will use in my life to achieve loving-kindness and awareness. There was much I did not understa...

    Kornfield writes a kind of overview of modern buddhist thought from a western perspective. The most interesting sections of this book dealt with an honest examination of what the realities of buddism in Asia versus buddhism in North America are and how they differ. His chapters on some...

    I really liked how this book covered many of the topics I've been thinking about in a clear, realistic fashion. It was very helpful to me to see some of my ideas and concerns validated in this book. Like I'd always felt there were different paths to enlightenment and no one school has ...

  • Charles Shapiro
    Feb 22, 2017

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

  • Nelda Pearson
    May 18, 2013

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

  • David Roberts
    Feb 27, 2013

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

  • Cole
    Dec 22, 2014

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...

    This is a wonderful book to listen to, narrated by Jack Kornfield himself. He is touching on various topics in our daily life where the practice of Buddhism can be very helpful. He is reflecting on the history of the various branches of Buddhism, including the teachings at IMS and Spir...

    This very well-written book should be titled "The Collected Essays of Jack Kornfield," but that would have given it limited marketing potential. I expected an insightful guide to family life (okay, I judged the book by its cover, but hey). The chapter dealing with wise use of psychedel...

    I love Jack Kornfield's writing, and this is a fascinating "grab bag" of perhaps everything that he's been asked about that he hasn't yet fit into a book. After several chapters of introduction to some basic concepts of Buddhist psychology, he then launches into what feels more like a ...

    What makes Jack Kornfield's writings worthwhile is how he works hard to connect large spiritual principles to practical living. There is a real sensitivity to the difficult divide people put up between everyday life and spiritual seeking. If this book had been more about that sort of w...

    I read this little by little everyday before Tai Chi/yoga combo and meditation. I have highlighted many passages. What I truly appteciate about Kornfield is his honesty with his own struggles, his knowledge,and the direct way he explains the many differences in the various Buddhaisms a...

    Definitely not one of Kornfiled's better works. Some of his books have truly moved and inspired me, this one seemed like a shallow rehash of earlier works. An effort to add just one more title to the opus. There were a couple of all too brief discussions of the place of drugs and sexua...

    I do not necessarily identify with Buddhism, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm curious about different philosophies of life, and this provided a fresh and equally wholesome platter of such. If you're looking for a deep description on how to meditate, this might be for you. Let...

  • Victoria Manning
    Nov 08, 2018

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

  • Keane
    Jan 07, 2017

    http://fullcontactenlightenment.com/2... Jack Kornfield?s book ?Bringing Home the Dharma? truly does bring it right home. It is one of those easy to read, yet infinitely wise books that delivers exactly what you expect from it and unveils some gem of wisdom precisely at the mo...

    I was excited to read this book because, with an infant and a fulltime job, I have barely any time to meditate, let alone attend retreats. I was especially happy to see a chapter on parenting. I thought this book was going to be what the title makes it sound like--a guide to practicing...

    ?Acceptance is not passivity. It is a courageous step in the process of transformation.? --Page 7 What an amazing and eye opening book. I absolutely love Buddhist teaching and Jack Kornfield has a great way of using anecdotes and explaining the practices of the Buddha in this bo...

    This is a collection of previously published although expanded articles. As a result, there is a lot of redundancy in what Kornfield says. I was not aware that this book is a compilation, rather than a single thematically tied discussion of Buddhism. If Kornfield were less of a writer,...

    One of my reading goals for the year was to get acquainted with Eastern religions and Buddhism specifically. This is only my second book in that vein, but I really learned a lot from it and look forward to reading more of Jack Kornfield specifically. His prose and presentation both see...

    I thought it was a reasonable synthesis of other Kornfield's works. Naturally, some anecdotes were retold and there was a long chapter on spirit rock that read far too long and a felt a bit like an advert. That was unnecessary. I'd say it's not for a beginner to buddhism - either in a ...

    Thanks to Jack Kornfield, I took a slow and mindful read. The desire to bring meditation into my life is now fully blown, having never been so convincingly presented to me. Kornfield's essay collection rolled out topics in which I have always longed to delve: forgiveness, becoming more...

    Although I am not a Buddhist, this was a good read. A good broad stroke read into the basic topics. Several chapters were insightful such as parenting, forgiveness, etc. ...

    I love Jack Kornfield... reading one of his books or listening to one of his meditations just puts me at ease with myself and the world in general. This book was a comprehensive overview of many of his teachings as well as a summary of his life?s learnings and professional contributi...

    Great walk through the Dharma, and all the different paths for a householder. I've met Jack a time or two, and I like him. This book is quite revealing, in many ways. Appreciate seeing the warts of a teacher of the stature of Jack Kornfield, without it being some scandalous headlines. ...

    I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read a lot of dharma books, and generally enjoy them, but had to force myself to finish this one. I felt like it had some good topics, information and points made, but it was written in a way that was all over the place as far as topic contin...

    I'm not sure Kornfield had a specific purpose for this book--part memoir, part history, part evangelical, part magical. Mentions of the possibility of actual time travel and bodily demilitarization like the Star Trek Energizer. But then also really practical advice on letting go. ...

    This is the perfect inspiration for those interested in practicing Mindfulness. ...

    3.5 stars Some chapters felt relevant to me and others had information that wasn?t meaningful to me - at least right now. ...

    Very clear description of different Buddhist traditions and practices. Very interesting history on Spirit Rock and how they came to teach Insight Meditation Illuminating on what is enlightenment and why masters aren't perfect... ...

    At first, when Kornfield repeated himself from chapter to chapter I thought am I going crazy or is this guy's editor afflicted with Alzheimer's? Then I thought if this guy can sit for days repeating the same word, maybe listening to the same factoid a couple of times is OK. It turned o...

    Love the section on loving kindness. ...