Now reissued with a new preface, this award-winning classic by a great Western Buddhist master offers wise advice to help you achieve a deeper, more satisfying existence in the world
Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India and has taught meditation worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Theravada Buddhist practice to the West, concentrating on bringing alive the great Eastern spiritual teachings for Western students. Jack also holds a PhD in clinical psychology. He is founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and the Spirit Rock Center and lives with his wife and daughter in northern California.
A warm, inspiring and, above all, practical book * Pride Magazine
It's encouraging to find Westerners who've sufficiently assimilated the traditions of the East to be able to share them with others as Jack is doing. May such efforts further the peace of all beings. -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
This important guidebook shows in detail and with great humour and insight the way to practise the Buddha's universal teachings here in the West. Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher. -- Thich Nhat Hanh
Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher. -- Sogyal Rinpoche