7 quotes from Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters: ‘The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Nothing is worth holdin. Buy the Paperback Book Living Dharma by Jack Kornfield at , Canada’s largest bookstore. + Get Free Shipping on books over $25!. In this book, Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia.

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Living Dharma Quotes

Although Kornfield is technically the author, this book is a lot more dense than his usual books. I learned so much! The uncomfortable truly is the norm; the comfortable will set us adrift on the current of illusion.

Very Good and inspiring book for every seeker of truth in a scientific way. My personal favorite chapters are those on Chaa, Sunlun, Mahasi and Jumnien. Notify me of new comments via email.

Living Dharma Quotes by Jack Kornfield

Many teachers who can show you the way s. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The book has many insights and if you pick it up and read it in intervals throughout your life you’ll find new things to relate to and learn from. I think it’s plausible that you may meet different teachers according to your need and progress of that moment. Cancel reply Enter your comment here First published in under the unfortunate title Living Buddhist Masters, the law of impermanence inevitably asserted itself and the masters died. Alan Fox rated it it was amazing Dhaarma 06, Why this is so becomes abundantly clear upon glancing at the table of contents.


He met and studied under the Buddhist master Ven. Excellent book, with a particularly helpful chapter on mindfulness in everyday life.

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Email required Address never made public. Sep 13, Yixuan iack it really liked it. I’ve read about half of Kornfield’s books and this is my favorite, largely because it an unstructured, straight-forward commentary on meditation by people of the forest tradition who have very divergent approaches.

In other chapters, Achaan Chaa, Achaan Buddhadasa, and Sunlun Sayadaw offer practices clarifying the essential attitude that will allow each person to discover the truth of the Buddha’s teaching here and now—the living Dharma.

Chapter two is more specific, looking at these topics as they apply in the traditions of southeast Asian Buddhism i. But for the overwhelming majority of us, as may be observed, there is no choice but to tread the path of unpleasant sensation, for we are not blessed with such karma. Chapter three is a gem—all of half a page, and that mostly empty space.

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Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama and worked with many of the great teachers of our time.

This book contains the stories of 12 highly respected Southeast Asian meditation masters of the last century and how they taught meditation. Some teachers work within the contexts of monasteries, others meditation centers. Ahmed Logan rated it really liked it Feb 02, David Schiffer rated it liked it Mar 27, It reveals wide differences among these teachers as to what they emphasized.


I think everyone should stand up at this point and applaud, because I’ve yet to come across a more condensed, accurate and well put statement of what the Buddha taught than this. The Dharma was to guide them. Kornfielr 09, Oh Teik rated it really liked it. He has taught meditation internationally since and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Chapter three is a gem-all of half a page, and that mostly empty space.

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John Wall rated it really liked it Feb 24, The book also provides an introduction to the jacm tenets of Buddhism and a look at the Buddhist tradition as taught in Burma, Thailand, and Laos. The sole complaint I have is that most of these wonderful teachers are no longer alive, so the title and part of the content, which describes the teachers’ respective temples or centers, is quite outdated.

So for us, there is no blind belief or blind faith in Buddhism.

Reliable information, wide range of traditions, a little bit outdated.