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  • Written by: Jack Kornfield
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Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

Written by: Jack Kornfield
Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
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Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.
©2001 Jack Kornfield

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Content is good, but the narrator's voice?

I started listening to this book but had to stop. I could not tolerate the narrator's voice. This is just my opinion, but his voice was kind of whiny and slow. It took away from the content because the voice bothered me so much. I am sure other listeners might not agree, but I honestly could not listen! I listen to a lot of audio books and the narration is what makes or breaks the text, in my opinion.

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A Real Dream

Anyone looking to get into Buddhism and needs a good book to start with should check this one out. Jack Kornfields voice is beautiful.

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Absolutely Wonderful!

I loved this book! currently listening to it for a second time. Jack has a wonderful voice and is inspiring to listen to.  #Audible1

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excellent listen for beginners

this was a very easy audio to listen to. the way Jack explains Bhuddism and the stories he uses makes you feel comfortable to keep listening. I never felt it was too much material for a beginner. I will be listening to this again.

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Amazing book!

What an amazing book. It explains very well how to wake up and be true to yourself!

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Inspiring and Joyful 💜

What a joy and inspiration listening to Jack read his words. There's nothing better to receive the intended energy, flow through words and spirit. Highly recommend 💜🙏

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Excellent listen

I think it was an interesting idea to use a seminar as a “book”. It’s instructional. It’s “live”and a real performance so you’ll hear an occasional sneeze and cough. There’s laughter from the audience at the sometimes dry humor. But it’s fun. I enjoyed this. It wasn’t what I expected for sure. I will listen to it again, as I am new, and researching Buddhism.
Kornfield’s calming voice is quite like Mr. Rogers……so if you’re at least 50, you’ll know who I am speaking of. There’s a lot in this book to get you’re head wrapped around. Speaking kindly/nicely, resisting greed and senseless ownership of possessions. Prayer/meditation, kindness towards others and animals and the earth. Accepting things as they are-it is what it is. Being a positive motivator. He goes on and on.
Thank you David for a great read and retreat. Peace.

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A Great Place to Start

The teachings were gentle, easy to follow & enjoyable. I am glad I picked this one up. I will definitely be listening to it again.

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Recording was not good

There were constantly people coughing in the background and it drove me insane

Other than that the teacher has a nice voice and speaks very well and the content is great

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Awesome!!

Such a great series of talks by Kornfield. I love it and will probably re-listen again soon!

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