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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Ahmed Logan rated it really liked it Feb 02, First published in under the unfortunate title Living Buddhist Masters, the law of impermanence inevitably asserted itself and the masters died.

He features lectures and interviews from 12 dharma maters; good tips, but not the usual Kornfield, if you were expecting that. He is also a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California, where he currently lives and teaches.

What Jack Kornfield has done is allow the Dhadma or, more correctly, “Dhamma” experts to speak for themselves.

Oct 30, Craig Shoemake rated it it was amazing Shelves: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Trivia About Living Dharma: Notify me of new comments via email. The title was then of necessity changed to something more “permanent. By continuing to use this website, you agree dyarma their use.


His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. It’s so densely packed with wisdom that you might have to re-read the same paragraph innumerable times.

Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield

Very Good and inspiring book for every seeker of truth in a scientific way. We simply believe enough in the possibility of liberation and we are wise enough to see the suffering in our existence to have the faith to begin practice.

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Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters

The impression one comes away with is that there is something here for everyone, no matter their calling in life monk vs.

Some livinb work within the contexts of monasteries, others meditation centers. Reliable information, wide range of traditions, a little bit outdated. My personal favorite chapters are those on Chaa, Sunlun, Mahasi and Jumnien.

In other words, the Dhamma is something one does as opposed to believes.

Living Dharma Quotes by Jack Kornfield

Great to learn the foundations of Theravada Buddhism. Certain tensions in teaching and practice emerge from these profiles. However, I think there are likely limitations to the applicability of the practice of a monk who lives in a forest, eats once a day, sleeps 4 hours a night, and meditates for hours on end It would have been nice if when the book was reissued chapters on these people had been added, but I guess you can’t have everything.


The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Certain tensions in teaching and practice emerge from these profiles. Jan 17, Alison Ruth rated it it was amazing Shelves: But, thankfully, there is more to the book! The Dharma was to guide them. Byron rated it it was ok Apr 10, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Living Dharma Quotes

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see kornfkeld 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.

Lot of efforts has gone into the collection of such detailed bio data and the presentation of teachings in a lucid way. David Schiffer rated it liked it Mar 27, Why this is so becomes abundantly clear upon glancing at the table of contents. Quotes from Living Dharma: Mogok and Mohnyin and those that seem somewhere kornfild between e.