2013 Reading: The Buddha is Still Teaching, edited by Jack Kornfield

buddha still teachingThe Buddha Is Still Teaching: Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom edited by Jack Kornfield

The contents, of course, being the teachings of many contemporary teachers, are first rate. I think the book could use a little context, though. It’s organized into 4 sections (Wise Understanding; Compassion and Courage; Freedom; Enlightenment and the Bodhisattva Path), but to be useful to a casual reader I think each of the sections could have used an introduction to the topic.

I don’t recommend trying to read through the book. There’s no narrative to hold the reader. Instead, open the book, select one entry, read it, and meditate on it. Having been through it once, that’s how I plan to use the book in the future.

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