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Transmission

Receiving the Living Wisdom of Spiritual Teachers
Narrated by: Jack Kornfield PhD
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

The gift of spiritual awakening - from one heart to another.

What is transmitted from a spiritual teacher to a student? The possibilities of love and freedom, of living in a joyful heart. Extraordinary spiritual teachers empower us, pointing us towards our own awakening. In their presence, we can feel the qualities of enlightenment rather than just hearing about them, and we are inspired to see in a new way.

With Transmission, author and teacher Jack Kornfield shares eight sessions of in-depth teachings illuminating the student-teacher relationship. Through a treasure trove of personal stories about the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa, Dipa Ma, Ajahn Chah, and other masters, we see how teachers embody the many facets of the jewel of enlightened consciousness - including humor, discipline, humility, joyousness, uncanny perspicacity, and unfathomable compassion - and how we, too, can fully awaken these qualities in ourselves.

Exploring such topics as devotion, the tender heart of sadness, meditation, and patience, Jack reveals the power of opening one's heart to a true spiritual teacher as well as the potential pitfalls and challenges of the teacher-student relationship. With warmth, humor, and practical advice-including what to do if there are no spiritual teachers near your home, Transmission opens possibilities for anyone to deepen, practice, and awaken.

©2013 Jack Kornfield (P)2013 Jack Kornfield

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A true gem

I come back to this audiobook again and again. every time I find some new insights. highly recommended.

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It Works

Jack Kornfield is a great teacher. I have been working in the Middle East for a number of years now and am not able to go on retreats or attend classes. Listening to Jack Kornfields lessons is the next best thing.

Transmission is the latest series of lessons I have acquired. The lessons are for people who have a fair working knowledge of Budhist meditation practice or meditation practice in general.

The training and practice have changed the way I view the world around me and have changed the view I held of my place in it. There is a deep feeling of contentment now that I have not experienced before.

I thoroughly recommend these teachings.

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wisdom for life

blessing and simple. It makes me remember the spirit of life and light. may all beings at least know one moment of true freedom

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A perfect book

Another offering of pure wisdom and grace which will aid in my own wisdom and joy

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  • Ninotchka
  • 02-07-13

Superb!

I write this as a strong fan of everything Jack does. I have purchased all his work. I really enjoyed this! I was hoping that it had new material and I was not disappointed. It didn't duplicate lots of old work and held many new concepts. I really enjoyed the recording and there was not a lot of loud laughing or background noises as can be found in live recordings.

Jack's work, and especially this one, I leave on all night listening. After listening all night I woke-up happy and serene. Jack has a gentle, kind voice and a really enjoyable audio narration style.

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  • Elizabeth Kingswood
  • 04-07-14

Transmission Received

What about Jack Kornfield’s performance did you like?

Jack Kornfield is a great speaker who mixes inspiration with entertainment. His stories offer great insights and sneak peeks into the lives and thoughts of great teachers. A joy-filled listen.

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  • Rhonda Britten
  • 25-05-15

Exquisite

Listen to Jack Kornfeld share the stories of his teachers. Rich stories. Rich legacy. Rich teachings.

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  • Frank
  • 16-10-20

Teachings about teachings that keep on teaching

Jack tells stories about the great teachers who have influenced him on his path, Ajahn Chah, Dipa Ma, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Tenzin Gyatso his Holiness the Dalai Lama. This series is full of laughs, tears, and insight. I highly recommend it.

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  • mixedMagick
  • 16-09-19

Wonderful

These are delivered in fights sometimes short in the 6 to 10 minute range, and sometimes longer. I didn’t listen all the way through. I chose to engage this book as I would a practice, sitting and listening as I drove, or cleaned my house, or just sat and meditated when he rang the bell.

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  • W Schuitemaker
  • 10-02-19

great

thank you jack kornflake, loved your talks..! wasn t so much on transmission in my idea of it, but very interesting anyway.. and funny.. 🐰🐇

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  • Pam Learned
  • 31-03-15

Inspiring and relaxing.

I enjoyed the easy presentation and humor presented in this series of talks about how the author has learned from from many Buddhist teachers.