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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What becomes known with absolute certainty is that we are not and never have tue separate from the world. On pages 54 and 55, the book talks about “who am I” being the core.

I feel anyone, regardless of religious persuasion, can gain benefit by reading and contemplating the timeless advice contained within it. But then when it finally came up, the next five years was the opposite. Mar 06, Angelica Taggart rated it really liked it.

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Took awhile for me to get through, because it was so thought provoking. Jackk pages Title Page. Want to Read saving…. I also felt like it stayed on the surface and seldom dived down into the details or nitty gritty mechanics of our problems.

The best-selling Christian author, writer and preacher Korntield 18, Rose rated it it was amazing. On page 64, Tara the Goddess of Compassion? His description of the spiritual life meshed with real life was so accurate for western life.

I am not going to reach enlightenment, or go on a week-long meditation retreat, or join a monastery for years. I have never studied Eastern Xfter so some of the jargon was lost on me, but I do plan to read more and learn more about the Eastern Religions.


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

Times of profound peace and newfound love are often overtaken by periods of loss, by closing up, fear, or the discovery of betrayal, only to be followed again by equanimity or joy. 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 artificial. In his previous book, “A Path With Heart”, Kornfield makes the argument that if one is to achieve fruit in any spiritual practice they must dig one deep whole and stick with their practice; rather than digging a multitude of shallow wholes.

I think it’s a useless searching. We’ve gotten lots of discussion from each of the chapters.

Packed with juicy wisdom. I also appreciated the myriad stories and quotes Kornfield thd to illustrate his topic. This was the first book that I have read by Jack Kornfield. To find out, Kornfield talked to more than Zen masters, rabbis, nuns, lamas, monks, and senior meditation students from all walks of life.

Be the first to ask a question about After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. Often people think they are lying to themselves in doing this. Read it for yourself and see if you don’t agree. However when you know bliss lornfield 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

What is important is that we make the journey. At the end of the spiritual journey? One of the things that touched me the most in this book was how human even the wisest of sages turn out to be. I like this story. Even now while I am touched by others I don’t let them flood me.


When does enlightenment come? In mysterious ways the heart reveals itself to be like a flower that opens and closes. On After the Ecstasy, the LaundryJack Kornfield—author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart —brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today. A former Buddhist monk, he holds a PhD in clinical psychology.

To me that’s a bit “off” to do for a “truth seeker. Do you find this review helpful? Which serves as a good example for those of us who merely seek but aren’t gurus or leading conferences on the topic.

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He is also a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California, where he currently lives and teaches.

He instead talks about just accepting everything as it is, being fully present with your suffering with no need for personal transformation. Eventually, what they were put in a position to have to step back into the normal demands of life and face the challenges that caused them to look elsewhere.

Feb 26, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: The basic premise of this book is that even though it’s possible to obtain a fantastic sense of enlightenment and bliss on the spiritual path, we eventually have to come back kornfiield to our day-to-day lives.