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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  3,148 ratings  ·  156 reviews
„Мъдро сърце“ е единодушно смятана от познавачите за негов шедьовър и скоро след излизането си се превръща в класика в жанра. С тази творба Корнфийлд, който от 40 години практикува будизма, продължава духовното си дело. Опирайки се на световните традиции и на съвременните научни изследвания, авторът ни дава възможност да проникнем в будистката психология и да се научим как ...more
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Published 2009 by Колибри (first published January 1st 2008)
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Alex Bourke
Most of the Buddhist and meditation books I've read are either appallingly written, dull as ditchwater though good for insomnia, and with too much Sanskrit mumbo jumbo, or they keep you stuck at the beginner level. Jack Kornfield holds a western PhD in psychology, is a practising psychotherapist, has lived as a monk for years in Asian monasteries, and works with several editors and multiple drafts to create a book that is highly readable, to the point, in plain English, and uplifting. Like the ( ...more
A wonderful book. I'm not much of a Buddhist, but that doesn't matter. These are teachings of wisdom and love. Kornfield is an authentic voice of true compassion. You sense that from the start. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and this book is an excellent study on the nature of heart and mind. One of the cool things is the range of references from Michael Ventura and Dipama Barua among others. I used a highlighter and read the book slowly. When you find the right teacher learning is a j ...more
WOW- everyone should read this. It is a discussion on the ten principles of Buddhist philosophy & psychology. "Buddhism isn't a "religion" it's a way of thinking". Cultivate your consciousness! The quotes and simplicity are life-changing, and the book will TEACH you how to process information and emotions in a healthy, constructive way. Probably in the Top 3 best books EVER.
Steve Cann
What a remarkable book! I receieved it as a surprise Christmas present from a very dear friend, & it's been so enlightening for me. It's not a book to rush through - I found reading roughly one chapter per week was perfect, reflecting on each one's contents as I went along.

Jack Kornfield recovered from a violence-filled childhood to go on his own personal jounrey, eventually becoming a Buddhist master after many years of learning & teaching, & here he imparts his own wisdom to us - p
This was probably not the best book for me to choose as I switch from being curious about Buddhism to actively investigating it as a path I might want to follow, as it goes deep into the how Buddhism heals the troubled mind and skims the fundamentals. I still got a lot from it, possibly because I have a small background in Jungian psychology (I had no idea they shared so much) and also because Kornfield has so much experience in the are of Insightful Meditation that he's pretty much got an easy ...more
Did you ever find yourself drawn to a culture or spiritual belief that was outside your cultural and social experience, so drawn, in fact, that it was more like you had experienced it all before. Theravada Buddhism has been like that for me, but lack of understanding and my western, scientific orientation has made it impossible to fully embrace. This book written by Jack Kornfield who embraced in the late 60's the spiritual wisdom of Asia while the rest of us where embracing the uniquely western ...more
Although a bit longer than it needs to be, this well-written book cross-references Buddhist philosophy with traditional Western pyschoanlaysis. Other books do this too, but Kornfield is a better than average writer. He uses many examples from his own patients' stories to illustrate the principles. It's a lot of things most self-aware people know already, but it never hurts to re-visit them again.
This book made me cry. After almost 400 pages, I'm left with so many heartfelt stories of pain and transformation through the power of mindfulness. Probably his best book for how to sit through pain and confusion and how to shift your mind and heart positively towards a more open and loving way of being. Couldn't put it down.
A little cumbersome to get through for me, but contains lots of wisdom. Psychology from a Buddhist perspective is much more holistic and less reactionary than Western traditions. Just breathe....this too shall pass. :-)
Peter Landau
My wife suggested I read this, or listen to it, because she found the audiobook on YouTube. She said it was practical, that Jack Kornfield spoon-fed the complexity of Zen for the Western mind, through a psychological lens. I found all this true. That is, as much as I could retain. Reading trumps listening when it comes to holding onto something. But then Buddhist say you have to let go of attachments. I’m not ready to do that just yet. The first thing I did after finishing this was click back to ...more
This book is great food for thought, and is a reminder that compassion (especially toward oneself) is the most honest and productive way to find a path through the enormous piles of manure that life (and other people) heap on us. It is proving to be a quite effective salve for my wounds.
I don't believe in organized religion or a lot of cosmic mumbo-jumbo, and I have a very loosely organized code of morality. It takes in pieces of the Hippocratic oath; "I will remember that I remain a member of s
Amber Foxx
In The Wise Heart, Kornfield tells anecdotes of his meditation students’ difficulties and discoveries, and stories about his family, his teachers, and his own life. These flow seamlessly into his philosophical teachings and instructions in various meditative practices. His honesty and his flowing style make this book accessible, more of a page-turner than you might expect for an integration of psychology and Buddhist philosophy. I’ve read it three times and will keep it to study again.
Steve Woods
To say that this book is inspiring would be an understaement. it is not only that but it serves as a clear practical guide to introducing the basic tenets of Buddhist practice and psychology into daily life. After 4 years of intense study and practice this book has provided the key that will allow me to integrate so much of what I have learned into my daily life. It is timely and it will form the structure of my practice for the next few months. I am very grateful to this great teacher for his e ...more
This book helped me feel better a lot of times, so I loved it at first.

Several years have passed since I read it and now I prefer humanistic psychology to westernized buddhism.

Jack Kornfield is a good writer, and he makes this big theoretical book very readable. He tells about many personal cases, either from his long experience as a monk in Burma, or a teacher at spirit rock meditation center, which illustrate his point.

But a lot of the cases end up this way:"Clara had been struggling with (ch
This book speaks to the connection between Eastern philosophy (Buddhism) and the Western model of psychology. The mindfulness idea has worked so well with many and this book opens that and other Buddhist ideas to Western readers. I especially liked the ideas and concepts presented around forgiveness and how to use this with others struggling with that issue in their lives. A good book. I would recommend it.
Stephanie McClure
This is definitely on my to read soon list:)

"In this book Kornfield explains that each of us has unlimited capacity for joy and for sharing it with others. He charts a journey form the seeds of consciousness to the ultimate flowering of human potential. And, with lessons, exercised and examples from his own practice, he shows you how to make that journey yourself."
Nothing new for people who have read a lot of Eastern religion or Western psychology. I also went to a workshop in Seattle by the author and I was not impressed with his constant references to his meetings with the Dalai Lama and the Pope. This might be interesting to someone who has not read or studied much Eastern religion.
Jack Kornfield's book is outstanding. He really explains with examples and stories what Buddhist psychology is all about. It is a way of life I really agree with--love, compassion, joy and peace.

He also has some great exercises and meditations to integrate into your life.

I highly recommend this book.

Josh Alfred
This is a magnificent book, that covers a wide range of Buddhist philosophy that can be found next to no where else. Kornfield adds a unique flare to this book by writing from personal experience, and adding stories that correlate wonderfully with his studies, message, and admiration for the Buddhist lifestyle.
This is a beautifully written guide to Buddhist psychology and meditation. Jack Kornfield is accessible, funny, heartfelt and wise. His stories are a delight; his wisdom is humbling. He steadfastly leads, guides and encourages anyone on a path to Illumination. I've just re-read it. It is a treasure to be savored.
Christy Hart
I was lucky enough to get an advance reading copy of this and it is excellent. He really takes his earlier books into greater depth. It made me cry in several parts because he is so open with his own experiences. And he is really funny!
Gemma Williams
An uplifting and encouraging guide to Buddhist psychology by an author very well qualified to discuss both. Especially good on mindfulness and working with difficult emotions, heart felt and supportive.
This book was read by the author and I had a hard time listening to him. He sounded high most of the time and it was hard to follow a linear path. I don't think I'd recommend this.
All Jack's books are great. This one is deep and full of Buddhist psychological insights. He gives us a vocabulary for subtle states of mind the way google map gets us around NY
An excellent read from Kornfield, taking the introduction from A Path With Heart and giving a more practical, how-to on Buddhist psychology. This will almost certainly be re-read.
Lots of "lessons" and stories of inspiration. I've plucked several stories to use in classes and sermons. Excellent inspirational reading and a wonderful resource.
Karen Hanson
love this book. The author really explains how to develop an inner sense of consciousness that is so ellusive.
I'm still absorbing all the principles discussed in this book.But I feel it has shifted my thinking.
Jillian Navejas
Apr 13, 2009 Jillian Navejas is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I'm actually reading his book "After The Ecstasy The Laundry" at the moment but it isn't on here so....
OK. It's a guide to Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. Just more info on Buddhism.
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Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He began his training after graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967. Then he joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to the Public Health Service in no ...more
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