After the Ecstasy, the Laundry How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. Jack Kornfield. 22 Review(s) | Add Your Review. Breaking down the myths about . Enlightenment does exist,” internationally renowned author and meditation master Jack Kornfield assures us. “Unbounded freedom and. After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. Jack Kornfield, Author Bantam Books $ (p) ISBN

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That is something I do very well and find healthy. The first layer is easy but each layer after that hurts more and more.

The orientation this work provides and the relaxed way in which it is presented h This is a great book. It also makes me really want to go to a retreat lol! He began his training after graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in Jan 20, Steven Stark rated it really liked it.

When our identity expands to include everything, we find peace with the dance of the world. A couple of weeks ago I started to keep track of the bo So, I started reading this about 5 years back and reached the end of chapter 13, then stopped.

I got irritable, confused. I felt the book sad in some ways, that the quest was only partially or temporarily fulfilling. At the worst point I feared that I was losing what I had learned. But how is it viewed among Western teachers and practitioners? Jan 29, Caroline Crayons rated it it was amazing Shelves: He has taught meditation internationally since and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Only then can you learn perfect trust.

Sep 27, Rachel rated it liked it. I loved the comparison of different religious and philosophical teachings, and I very much liked how it delved into the “real life” aspect of each person’s spiritual journey.

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

Nov 08, Matimate rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 20, Robert Day rated it liked it Shelves: Through moving personal stories and traditional tales, we learn how the enlightened heart navigates the real world of family relationships, emotional pain, earning a living, sickness, loss, and death.


I was expecting Buddhist guidance in a similar vein as the teachings of Ajahn Chah. The memory and value of those transcendental experiences was in some way a dream challenged by the culture shock of returning to my family and to work in the West. Inspired by Your Browsing History. At first I thought this was some sort of “this book is only for people who have reached enlightenment and now what do I do” book, but it isn’t. He is so soothing and positive.

At the end of the spiritual journey? Which serves as a good exam A well read audio that definitely would do me good to listen to more than once. I got so much out of this book that I’m starting immediately to re-read it. However, they still have to deal with family life, children, bills, stress etc. Login to add review Only people who have purchased this product can leave a review. Great information on our humanness on the spiritual path. From time to time you will also receive Special Offers from our partners.

Jan 07, Sidney Luckett rated it it was amazing. I think it’s a useless searching. Feb 15, Nancy rated it it was amazing. On page 26, is the story of a girl being married to a fearsome dragon. Jack Kornfield is one of my Often people think they are lying to themselves in doing this.

I think I’ll try another of the author’s books, and see if I like them better.

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We’ve gotten lots of discussion from each of the chapters. It is for anyone seeking spiritual growth but does focus a lot on those who have reached enlightenment launddry realized “hey, not much has changed” lol. You don’t get the feeling that he is arrogant or pretentious despite having great knowledge in an assortment of different spiritual disciplines, kornfiield Buddhism.


We cling to some hope that in spiritual life we can rise above the wounds of our human pain, never to have to suffer them again.

I was hoping for something a little more practical; this was inspiring, but for every jornfield, you don’t have to travel to India to be enlightened,” there were five stories about people traveling to India to be enlightened. We expect some experience to last. When does enlightenment come? We let go our small sense of self and enter the unbounded consciousness out of which we come.

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

Mystery is so every-present that no one can know for certain what will happen one hour from now. Share this review Share Facebook Share on Twitter. Definitely a desert island book for me, and it continues to provide great perspective on this human experience.

While I appreciated the caring tone of the book I was ultimately left disappointed. She kornrield to a wise woman for advice. However when you know bliss of your awaking there is always some craving to touch it again. Meditation and recognition of inner self can be the basic stone of every religion and every philosophical movement. The basic premise of this book is aftfr even though it’s possible to hte a fantastic sense of enlightenment and bliss on the spiritual path, we eventually have to come back down to our day-to-day lives.

Her first five years of intensive practice opened her to a vast inner world of profound, liberating understandings. I read the book years ago, and recently bought the audio book.