Do you realize that what you say can have a profound effect on others? In a delightful wisdom tale, meditation teacher and author Jack Kornfield demonstrates that words do have power to heal-or harm.

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D. is a meditation teacher, author, and psychotherapist. After returning in 1972 from Asia, where he lived as a Buddhist monk for five years, Jack Kornfield cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass., and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology. His books include “A Path with Heart," "After the Ecstasy the Laundry," and "Seeking the Heart of Wisdom” with Joseph Goldstein). Dr. Kornfield and his wife and daughter live near California's Spirit Rock Center, where he is a guiding teacher.
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