When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible--that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. "The Buddha Is Still Teaching" is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today's most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture. They demonstrate that two and a half millennia have done nothing to diminish the freshness of the Buddhist teachings, or their universal applicability to our lives.
Contributors include: Ajahn Chah, Charlotte Joko Beck, Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, the Dalai Lama, Ram Dass, Mark Epstein, Norman Fischer, Natalie Goldberg, Joseph Goldstein, Dilgo Khyentse, Jack Kornfield, Noah Levine, Stephen Levine, Sakyong Mipham, Sharon Salzberg, Suzuki Roshi, Robert Thurman, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Tulku Thondup.
To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.jackkornfield.org.
"Kornfield has compiled short, easy to digest essays and snippets of wisdom from today's great Buddhist teachers; perfect for a lunch break that is too short for deep reading but long enough for a quick boost of inspiration."--The Buddhist Blog
"With its series of concise selections, this book offers brief reminders and reflections on aspects of the human condition, as well as helpful instructions on steps to take on the path of wisdom and compassion."--New Age Retailer Online
"The organization and style of these presentations will be appreciated by both the devotee and the uninitiated."--"ForeWord Reviews"
Foreword 10/17/2010 (EAN 9781590306925, Hardcover)
Contributor Bio: Kornfield, Jack
Jack Kornfield, the bestselling author of several books, including A Path with Heart and Buddha's Little Instruction Book, is a founder of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Christina Feldman is the author of Woman Awake and, like Kornfield, is an internationally recognized Buddhist teacher who leads spiritual retreats around the world.
Contributor Bio: Oxenhandler, Noelle
Noelle Oxenhandler is the author of two previous nonfiction books, "A Grief Out of Season" and "The Eros of Parenthood," Her essays have appeared in many national and literary magazines, including "The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Vogue, Tricycle, Parabola, Utne Reader," and "O: The Oprah Magazine," She has taught in the graduate writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and is a member of the creative writing faculty at Sonoma State University in California. A practicing Buddhist for more than thirty years, Oxenhandler is the mother of a grown daughter and lives in Northern California.
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Contributor Bio: Beck, Charlotte Joko
Charlotte Joko Beck was an American Zen teacher, founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and author of Everyday Zen: Love and Work and Nothing Special: Living Zen. She is remembered for teaching her students to work with the emotions of everyday life, rather than attempting to escape them, and produced many Dharma heirs who are practicing psychologists and psychiatrists. She passed away in 2011, at the age of 94.
Contributor Bio: Boorstein, Sylvia
Sylvia Boorstein is cofounding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She lectures nationally on Buddhism and mindfulness, and teaches Vipassana and Metta meditation.
Contributor Bio: Brach, Tara
Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and popular teacher of mindfulness (vipassana) meditation. She is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and teaches meditation at centers throughout the United States. She is also the author of "Radical Acceptance" and "True Refuge".