Bringing Home The Dharma (Jack Kornfield) - Book Review


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'Bringing Home The Dharma' by Jack Kornfield is a basic introduction to Buddhism and it's core tenets. It is constructed from Jack's writing taken from essays, publications and other books. Within you'll find Zen quotes, personal anecdotes, stories involving his students and practical advice. There is a strong theoretical component focusing on the teachings/truth of the Dharma and a practical component focusing on the many types of meditation.

I summarised the book as follows. "This is probably my favourite of the Buddhism books I have read up to now due to it's depth and profundity. There are many concepts so I wouldn't call it a completely beginner book but is still basic enough to grasp. It highlights the core aspects of concentration, awareness and mindfulness while not being dogmatic or one-sided. Most likely I will come back to give this a re-read at some point in the future."

As always, I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world. Kyrin out!


(0:00) - Intro & Synopsis

(2:57) - Dharma: Teachings and truth

(6:38) - Meditation: The tool of many purposes

(9:22) - Personal Observations/Takeaways

(10:50) - Summary

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