• A Path with Heart

  • A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (684 ratings)

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By: Jack Kornfield
Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
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Jack Kornfield's A Path with Heart has been acclaimed as the most significant book yet about American Buddhism, a definitive guide to the practice of traditional mindfulness in America today. On this audio edition, Kornfield teaches the key principles of Buddhism's cherished vipassana (insight) tradition and puts them into direct service, with the unique needs of the contemporary seeker in mind.
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NOT THE BOOK

I got this audiobook because this title is required reading for a class I am taking but this is NOT THE ACTUAL BOOK. I am disappointed that I wasted an audible credit AND had to purchase the physical book. PLEASE change the description to note that this is an abridged version of the book. And change the picture!

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This is NOT the book

Yes, that's the book title, and yes, that's the cover of the real book. However, this is not an audio version of the book. Very disappointing...

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NOT THE WHOLE BOOK

This is not the book. This is only about half the book. Very upsetting since I waster a credit on this!

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Not the whole book

I can’t believe the description doesn’t state that this is not the whole book. I was totally confused but now through looking at other reviews realize why the book is not as good as I remembered! Frustrating

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Always puts me to sleep, but try to pay attention

Very Good! Easy to listen to, practical advice for transforming your life into a more free and happy life. This audio version is missing some parts from the real book which is a bummer.

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Enjoyed but disappointed

I enjoyed the book...found voice very easy to listen to. My disappointment is that it doesn’t state, in the description, that this is an abridged version of the book.

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Open heart opened mind!

Beautiful book, teachings and teacher. Jack I someday hope I get to meet you. Namaste.

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Not the same that the paper copy

Amazing book, i loved his teachings and the delivery was so easy to follow, now my only complain is that it is not the same that the paper copy. It would be really useful to have this distinction clear.

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THIS IS AN ABRIDGED VERSION!

This book is not complete. It is an abridged version. Please update your description. This is required reading and I wasted 3+ hours of my time listening (and I specifically looked to make sure it wasn’t abridged).

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I read for a class, but ended up loving it.

I purchased it because it was on a reading list for an upcoming class I have. I'm so glad I was turned to it. it has a lot of good information

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-13

Enlightening guide to spiritual life

Jack draws upon his Buddhist learnings to give a practical way of discovering your own spiritual understanding while living a modern life.



Many books about spiritual development are somehow detached from bringing the spiritual ideals that you discover into your everyday life. This book helps the reader use meditation as a tool for self discovery and development that extends to our entire lives and not restricted to the moments of insight that we all have from time to time.



A really interesting book and Jack's calm and clear narration really help with digesting the ideas he puts forward.



This is full of fascinating insights.

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  • Sharon
  • 01-09-17

Not his best.

I've listened to a few of Jack Kornfield's books & have to say I found this a little boring. Maybe I've listened to too many? I don't know. Cannot fault Jack's soothing narration as always but for some reason this one just didn't grab me.

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  • M Evans
  • 01-02-21

A fabulous introduction to a spiritual awakening

I found this text to be insightful, informative and engaging. As another reviewer mentioned, the author and narrator is so easy to listen to. I feel that this foundational teaching will be something I return to over and again as it informs me on a very important personal journey.

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  • Nick
  • 07-28-19

Enlightening

Jack manages to impart the beauty and complexity that following a path of faith entails with sentience and purity.
I found it both uplifting and grounding.
It’s understandably a classic.

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  • Lise
  • 11-21-18

So good to listen to his gentle voice

Wisdom that gently touches the heart, already a classic in Buddhism and self development. I have listened to this book so many times.

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  • Sia
  • 10-15-18

beautiful, touch my heart.

I have listened many times . i am waiting for his newest book to be avialible on audible.

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  • Leanne
  • 02-24-17

loved it

This was an easy book to listen to. Deep wisdom in its purest form, I loved it x

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  • Leanne
  • 06-03-18

Fantastic

I've listened to this twice and will listen again and again to remind myself to keep practising. some really great advice and information to bring into one's practice. thank you

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  • Madiflower
  • 09-12-21

Magnificent

Jack Kornfield guiding and nurturing at his best. An oldie but a goodie. Thanks again Jack.