AFTER THE ECSTASY, THE LAUNDRY Jack Kornfield
Most accounts of spiritual enlightenment end at the moment of illumination. But what happens after that' What is life like after the ecstasy' How do we to translate that freedom into the daily life of difficult family relationships, struggles with earning a living, sickness, betrayal by those we have trusted... and death' In this unique mix of practical and spiritual wisdom Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected Buddhist meditation teachers in the West, sets out to answer these crucial questions. Drawing on discussions with abbots, lamas and Western meditation masters, Kornfield describes with refreshing honesty their different 'post-enlightenment? experiences and what lessons they - and we - can learn from these - as each of us seeks to fulfil the true path of compassion on earth.
314pp, 152mm x 233mm, softback, 2000