The tradition of resting in the silence of an undistracted mind is thousands of years old. It is practiced by seekers in all of the world's spiritual traditions, as well as in hospitals and even corporate board rooms. Now, with Meditation for Beginners, acclaimed author and respected meditation teacher Jack Kornfield shares the essential teachings and guided practices that you would learn at an intensive beginner's meditation retreat in this concise, interactive course. If you have never meditated before, you will find. Meditation for Beginners a highly accesible doorway into this proven, transformative practice.
'Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher' A Path with Heart - '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'
Jack Kornfield is a teacher, psychologist and author of the international bestsellers BUDDHA'S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK and A PATH WITH A HEART. After graduating in Asian studies in 1967, he joined the Peace Corps and began to study in the monasteries of Thailand. He then trained further as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India. In 1975, Kornfield cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massechusetts and later, the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology.