Teachings of the Buddha

This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Japanese sources. Jack kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers.


The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh Shambhala Pocket Classics

These selections, relationships, taken from his many published works, together make up a concise introduction to all his major themes and distill his teachings on the transformation of individuals, and society. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The shambhala pocket library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts.

The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life. The seeming simplicity of his words belies the power of this teaching to touch the heart and mind and to inspire spiritual practice.

A treasury of writings and teachings from the beloved Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Since thich nhat hanh’s exile from his native Vietnam in 1966, this Zen Buddhist monk has gone on to become one of the most influential and beloved spiritual masters of our age.

Living Dharma: Teachings and Meditation Instructions from Twelve Theravada Masters

Jack kornfield’s first three chapters give an overview of Buddhist philosophy and, specifically, Thailand, the meditation practices of Burma, and Laos. These renowned teachers offer a rich variety of meditation techniques: the practices include traditional instructions for dissolving the solid sense of self, for awakening insight, for realizing Nirvana, and for cultivating compassion for all beings.

The teachings in this volume are from achaan chaa, achaan dhammadaro, achaan Buddhadasa, Mogok Sayadaw, Achaan Naeb, Sunlun Sayadaw, Tuangpulu Sayadaw, U Ba Khin, Mahasi Sayadaw, Achaan Maha Boowa, Mohnyin Sayadaw, and Achaan Jumnien. In this book, jack kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly respected masters from Southeast Asia.


Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation Shambhala Classics

The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. Among the topics covered are:   •  the hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them   •  How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world   •  How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachmentUseful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.

In seeking the heart of wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, and our lives, our minds, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience.

For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way.

In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon The Teachings of the Buddha

Divided into ten thematic chapters, in the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable. In the buddha's words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage.

This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The american scholar-monk bhikkhu bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught.

A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path.

The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

Here is a vision of radiant human dignity, a journey to the highest expression of human possibility—and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives. A guide to the transformative power of Buddhist psychology—for meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for communion with life, for joy, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them.

In the wise heart, comprehensive,  celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever published in the West.

The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible. In this beautiful and graceful little book, modern stories, and time-honored practices for bringing healing, peace, internationally renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master Jack Kornfield has collected age-old teachings, and compassion into our daily lives.

You hold in your hand an invitation:To remember the transforming power of forgiveness and lovingkindness. Just to read these pages offers calm and comfort. The practices contained here offer meditations for you to discover a new way to meet life’s greatest challenges with acceptance, joy, and hope.

Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack kornfield, one of america's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Topics include:   • how to cultivate loving-kindness, joy, compassion, and equanimity   • conscious parenting   • Spirituality and sexuality   • The way of forgiveness   • Committing ourselves to healing the suffering in the worldBringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature—our wise and understanding heart—amid the ups and downs of our ordinary daily lives.

If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery.

No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are

Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind and heart, to love, to be yourself, and brings real joy, awakens your spirit, over and over again. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, jack provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to “grapple with difficult emotions” Publishers Weekly, starred review and know how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust.

Henry-like outcomes, jack Kornfield shows how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys to inner freedom.

Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their a-ha moments and O. His keys to life will help us find hope, relief from past disappointments and guilt, clarity, and the courage to go forward. Drawing from his own life as a son, tears, laughter, father, nourishing and delicious” Anne Lamott, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents “a consommé of goodness, brother, and breath, heart, and partner, author of Bird by Bird.


Chuang-tzu: The Tao of Perfect Happiness-Selections Annotated & Explained SkyLight Illuminations

Representing the philosophy of its main author, Chuang Chou, along with several other early Taoist strands, the text has inspired spiritual seekers for over two thousand years. Using parable, allegory and paradox, anecdote, personal attachments, the chuang-tzu presents the central message of what was to become the Taoist school: a reverence for the Tao—the "Way" of the natural world—and the belief that you are not truly virtuous until you are free from the burden of circumstance, tradition and the desire to reform the world.

. It was compiled in the third century bce and follows the lead of the best-known and oldest of all Taoist texts, the Tao-te-ching Book of the Tao and Its Potency. She provides insightful, accessible commentary that highlights the Chuang-tzu's call to reject artificially imposed boundaries and distinctions, and illustrates how you can live a more balanced, authentic and joyful life—at ease in perfect happiness—by following Taoist principles.

The timeless wisdom of this classic Taoist text can become a companion on your own spiritual journey. The chuang-tzu is the second major text of the Taoist tradition. In this special skylight illuminations edition, leading Taoist scholar Livia Kohn, PhD, provides a fresh, modern translation of key selections from this timeless text to open up classic Taoist beliefs and practices.


The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

With poetry and clarity, thich nhat hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. In the heart of the buddha’s teaching, now revised with added material and new insights, Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives.

Covering such significant teachings as the four noble truths, the noble eightfold Path, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, the Three Doors of Liberation, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike. Thich nhat hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth.

His holiness the Dalai Lama.