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When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? In After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield - author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart - brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today. The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do - the laundry - no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines.

Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism's most trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.

An original audio adaptation of Jack Kornfield's book, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.

©2006 Jack Kornfield (P)2006 Jack Kornfield

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  • U. webb
  • 26-10-2015

Title points to meat of the message

As a novice myself, I would recommend this book to new practitioners. If you are past the honeymoon stage and like insights into the daily reality of the enlightened, I would recommend this book. Or, if you want some feel good stories and some soothing verbal vibrations, I would recommend this listen.

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  • Debbie Beane
  • 30-04-2016

A classic

Always worth re-reading (listening), appropriate for all stages of life. At first I thought his voice was too sleepy, but I ended up finding it soothing.

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  • Tyler
  • 01-03-2017

Great Listen.

Jack has a terrific podcast mainly composed of his talks, that's where I first really got into his work. Hearing his voice adds a layer of depth and emphasis that I cannot recommend enough.

It's a great read with great messages. I do wish he went into even more detail of people's "satori" moments. But that's just me being greedy. Good listen. Great for winding down in the evenings.

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  • PrawdS
  • 27-10-2016

Fabulous as always

Love his books. Never want them to end. So much to sit back and reflect on. In regard to someone's comment about them not liking the author doing the narrating.....I find the author the only one fit for the job. Love this author.

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  • Roope
  • 14-11-2017

Interesting teachings

Well performed. Contains interesting insights and teachings. Few studies are sited so don't expect that. Lots of stories. Overall flow is very nice.

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  • Beré
  • 30-05-2017

this was truly such a beautiful read

I will be listening again and again. I am thankful for this book. so many lessons were taught in such an easily understandable way with metaphors and stories.

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  • Louis Rae Brady Jr
  • 27-09-2016

Great Thanks

Loved it! Inspiring and informative. I will recommend it to all my friends and family.

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  • Wendy
  • 05-04-2018

Thank you

Thank you. Didn’t want it to end. So I started it over, just as I do my practice each moment. Thank you

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  • Stephen Scoville
  • 16-02-2018

Bounce

another leaf in the exquisite forest of joy... don't forget to bounce. it is our true nature, our noble birth right. Thanks Jack

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  • Bryant Barber
  • 24-11-2017

Human

This book brings to light the humanity of many seekers along the path whether they are students or teachers. It reminds the reader that there is always more to learn and do together on the journey throughout life and that this is a good thing. This is my own short representation of this book, of course. I highly recommend it.

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  • 05-02-2017

Another wonderful offering from Jack Kornfield.

I have no religion and none is needed. spirituality and truth is what lives here.

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  • Liam
  • 02-06-2016

Inspirational

I was put off slightly by the wonderfully calming tones of Jack's voice ~ some times it drifts into background sounds and makes me feel sleepy .. But.. I persisted and I'm so pleased I did! It was truly a wonderful gem of the dharma 💞~ it inspired me and came just at the time when I needed it the most. Thank you Jack Kornfield💞

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  • Bryce
  • 07-04-2018

Beautifully written and read.

l loved this book, it really resonated with my own experience. it was informative and illuminating.

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  • Emil Ciotta
  • 24-07-2017

Spiritual Truth and Beauty

Spirituality as understood from inside the gardens of the true practitioner. Inspired and compassionate and deep.

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  • Jezierski Michal
  • 13-06-2017

A gem of a book.

Another great journey of insight. I couldn't recommend it more. Great many thanks to Mr Kornfield for sharing his wisdom.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-2017

Bursting the bubble of delusion

Jack Kornfield excellently dissects many popular myths and delusions about what realisation is or isn't. By removing all that is false, he expertly points at truth without forcing us to see any more than is true for us. As such, the narrative is universal to truth seekers of any faith. Thank you for being such an amazing fast tracker of spiritual development!

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  • Mrs. J. Bryant
  • 07-09-2016

wonderful

I love jack kornfield honest and interesting disruption of what happens next. great anecdotal stories and real life experiences.

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  • Dean Maberly
  • 22-11-2016

Gently uplifting and grounding

An elegant and balanced guide to spiritual life. Both uplifting and grounding.

A good mixture of quotations, fables and stories convey the teachings in an accessible way which keeps you engaged.

I expect I'll be listening back to this for years to come.

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