Jack Kornfield

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Jack Kornfield
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Jack Kornfield, 2005
Religion Buddhism
School Theravada
Personal
Born U.S.
Senior posting
Title Vipassana Meditation Teacher
Religious career
Website JackKornfield.com

Jack Kornfield is a bestselling American author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism.[1] He trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India,[2] first as a student of the Thai forest master Ajahn Chah and Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. He has taught meditation worldwide since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist Mindfulness practice to the West. In 1975, he co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, and subsequently in 1987, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Kornfield has organized teacher training and led international gatherings of Buddhist teachers including the Dalai Lama and has worked as a peacemaker and activist.

References

  1. Elliott, William (March 1, 1996). Tying rocks to clouds: meetings and conversations with wise and spiritual people. Image Books. p. 215. ISBN 978-0-385-48191-5. Retrieved June 6, 2011. So before my interview with Jack Kornfield, who is a well-known Vipassana meditation teacher, I was concerned about not 
  2. "About". Jack Kornfield. Archived from the original on August 12, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 


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  • Jack Kornfield – Ep. 1 – Impermanence
    Description: In this talk, Jack Kornfield discusses how to navigate change in relation to the Buddhist concept of impermanence. He touches on the importance of meditation in cultivating a healthier perspective toward change. When we are quiet, we can rest in loving awareness and see our true nature from the heart of understanding. When we accept that change is inevitable and find our composure in that knowledge, we can reenter the river of experience.

    "There is some sense that when you know that things change, and accept it or you find you composure in it. . . you find yourself in Nirvana. Nirvana isn't in the Himalayas, it's not in some ancient text, or some esoteric imagination. It's the invitation to find peace in your own heart amidst change."


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