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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His description of the spiritual life meshed with real life was so accurate for western life. Quotes from After the Ecstasy I am just trying to meditate regularly and be here now and see the world for what it is, rather than what I want it to be. I was hoping for something a little more practical; this was inspiring, but for every “oh, you don’t have to travel to India to be enlightened,” there laudry five stories about people traveling to India to be enlightened.

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Mystery is so every-present that no one can know for certain what will happen one hour from now. Life is a challenge, period. Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism’s kornfiekd trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.

The author picks the points that support his point of view. Finding inner self, calm and the satori or whatever you call it in different ways from Hindu, Jewish to Christianity way.

Drawing on the experiences and insights of leaders and practitioners within the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Sufi traditions, avter book offers a uniquely intimate and honest understanding of how the modern spiritual journey unfolds — and how we can prepare our hearts for awakening. I’m going to find some of Kornfield’s other works Through moving personal stories and traditional tales, we ecsyacy how the enlightened heart navigates aftr real world of family relationships, emotional pain, earning a living, sickness, loss, and death.


Please try again later. Also by Jack Kornfield. Books that change your life completely in a good way. Who am I to kronfield, not being as enlightened as the author must surely be, but at times I just simply didn’t agree with some of his points of view. I like this story.

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

We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with all Sounds True products for one year when purchased via our website or catalog. I love the little stories and quotes the author uses to illustrate the various points he makes, but at the same time I find this method to be contrived and ecstscy.

Says one Western lama, “What ecstzcy clear is that spiritual practice is only what you’re doing now. What becomes known with absolute certainty is that we are not and never have been separate from the world.

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

I just don’t – sorry. But that’s not to say that reading it in a month led to Enlightenment! It was nice to think of all of us in the front rows, as equals, sitting at the feet of the Buddha. Only by living in the present can we truly experience life and realize the wonder of it all. I’m not into forgiving. A nice guy for sure – and one that can sit for days at a time in a remote Thai forest!

If you already purchased this title, you can purchase the CE credits separately. Want to buy the CE credits only? Oct 06, Nicolette V.

What we are speaking about is moment-to-moment enlightenment, one enlightenment after another” Shunryu Suzuki, “Since everything is none other than exactly as it is, one may well just break out in laughter” Long Chen Pa, She ecsacy to a wise woman for advice.


Sep 27, Rachel rated it liked it. To me that’s a bit “off” to do for a “truth seeker.

The book is just about that. You have to get back down into the messy business of life, to engage with life for years afterward.

However, I wanted to add my 2 cents since I felt like this lzundry such an important topic and that there would be many others approaching this book in situations similar to mine. They are far ranging, but Kornfield attempts to shape them around the issue of how we can live in the world while striving for holiness.

I kornfleld need to pic After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a masterpiece. No creation story, no religious system can fully describe or explain this richness and depth. Like the monk in the ox-herding pictures [a traditional Zen parable], most of us have to reenter laudry marketplace to fulfill our realization. Hope to find my way back to it, as Kornfield really speaks to me.

However when you know bliss of your awaking there is always some craving to touch it again.

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

Mar 06, Angelica Taggart rated it really liked it. The second half of the book was better, but I found that the first person narratives interspersed throughout the book took away from the lesson as often as they added. I liked the first half of the book.

But how is it viewed among Western teachers and practitioners?

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