Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Roots of Buddhist Psychology -Jack Kornfield
The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield’s The Roots of Buddhist Psychology is an invitation to drink deeply of these teachings – to taste the wisdom that flows from the heart of Buddhism’s most useful ideas on the interior life and what brings awakening, freedom, and happiness. Jack Kornfield opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners on this six-cassette collection. From Suffering to Enlightenment Among the world’s great religions, Buddhism has developed a rich psychology based not on metaphysics, but on the human predicament. Through its strategies, you can discover for yourself how to find true freedom from worldly suffering. Buddhism views the mind as a maze of feelings, perceptions, and emotional states. Unhappiness is rooted in unskillful responses to our world: grasping when things are pleasant, aversion when they are unpleasant, and delusion/confusion when they are neutral. Through awareness training, Kornfield teaches, you can transform these responses into real skills that are the path to awakening and freedom.
Like no other teaching course, The Roots of Buddhist Psychology gives you these immediate strategies for living in the present: 12 profound lectures – each one a gem of intelligent wisdom – on Buddhism’s central teachings about the psyche and sacred attention. Here are nine hours of specific instruction, taught in the classic tradition and enlivened with many parables, worldly stories, and thoughts from artists, philosophers, and writers who have helped us see how to live true, useful lives. Join Jack Kornfield on The Roots of Buddhist Psychology and discover for yourself that what you seek is already here.