The Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jack Kornfield
Narrator: Jack Kornfield
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Development, Relationships, Health & Wellness, Marriage & Family, Prayer
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: December 2002
Length: 1 hour, 14 minutes
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Forgiveness is possible. On The Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness, author Jack Kornfield explores why forgiveness personally and globally is essential to our health and happiness, and how you can start using this timeless practice to transform emotional wounds into healing and understanding.

Drawing from his background in meditation and psychology, Kornfield reveals the path to forgiveness and the way out of our pain. Once you understand your own suffering, he says, compassion arises naturally, so you can extend it to others as well as yourself. With guided meditations and insights from the world's wisdom teachings, Kornfield shows how forgiveness can be practiced as a gift we give not only to others – but ultimately to ourselves.

• How forgiveness and compassion are possible in situations of suffering
• How forgiveness can be coupled with strength and self-protection
• The practices that lead to forgiveness of yourself and others
• Includes guided meditations

Reviews (3)

Don't even know where to start

Written by Anonymous from Nashua, NH on December 23rd, 2013

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was really looking forward to this CD and put it at the top of my to ship list. Ten minutes into this audiobook I was actually embarrassed I was listening to it and rolled my window up so no one would hear this guy talking. If you like your narrator to read to you as if you were a five year old, you will enjoy this. If you find long breathy pauses and marked changes in voice inflection for pretentious effect satisfying, by all means get this audiobook. I could not tell if he was trying to sound like a yogi dispensing wisdom to the masses or Eckhart Tolle (he failed miserably and is not near the level of Tolle) or was woken up mid-meditation to narrate. This was simplistic and he relied heavily on the work and wisdom of others. It was difficult to get any intelligent message with the way this was narrated.

Beginners Guide to Forgiveness

Written by Glenna on July 30th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Probably a good start but leaves out some major points. Not compelling.

Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness

Written by Anonymous on May 5th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book has it's good points but it goes over things that I already have knowlege of. It is not a bad book. Eric

Author Details

Author Details

Kornfield, Jack

"Jack Kornfield, the bestselling author of several books, including A Path with Heart and Buddha's Little Instruction Book, is a founder of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Christina Feldman is the author of Woman Awake and, like Kornfield, is an internationally recognized Buddhist teacher who leads spiritual retreats around the world."