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  • Published: 4 May 2001
  • ISBN: 9781570628054
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback

Seeking The Heart Of Wisdom



In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topics covered are:* The hindrances to meditation-ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees-and skillful means of overcoming them* How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world* How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachment

Useful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.

  • Published: 4 May 2001
  • ISBN: 9781570628054
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback

About the authors

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein is a co-founder of the world renowned Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, where he is one of the resident teachers. Previous books include The Experience of Insight and Insight Meditation. He lectures and leads retreats internationally.

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, is a psychologist and founder of two of the largest Buddhist centres in America. His books are classics, selling well over a million copies, and have been translated into twenty-one languages. In addition he teaches to large crowds all over the world.

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