September 23, 2023
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“Are you able to be on this world and may you find it irresistible with all its imperfections? And might you carry that spirit of care and love in the course of what’s tragic and what’s stunning? That’s a liberated coronary heart.”

— Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) skilled as a Buddhist monk within the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is likely one of the key lecturers to have launched Buddhist mindfulness observe to the West. 

Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, and Spirit Rock Middle in Woodacre, California. Present tasks embody The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, which has skilled 7,000 mindfulness lecturers in 75 nations, and Wisdom Ventures, a fund investing in firms that promote compassion.

His books have been translated into 22 languages and offered 2 million copies. They embody The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist PsychologyA Path with HeartAfter the Ecstasy, the LaundryBuddha’s Little Instruction BookThe Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace; and his most up-to-date ebook, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are.

Jack can also be co-founder of Cloud Sangha, which presents a free, quick mindfulness test to gauge your mindfulness ranges. Cloud Sangha is a aware on-line group that brings folks collectively to create significant human connections and combine mindfulness into on a regular basis life.

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Need to hear Jack Kornfield’s earlier interview on the podcast? Have a take heed to our dialog through which we focus on apathy and polarization, fact beneath anger, contractor-ese, retuning the tone of rage, dealing with trauma-induced hypervigilance, out-of-body experiences, guided meditation for recapturing the journey and pleasure of childhood, and way more.

#601: Jack Kornfield — Easy methods to Overcome Apathy and Discover Stunning Goal

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  • [07:47] Stan Grof.
  • [14:53] Yogic swoons and anesthetic autopiloting.
  • [18:28] What’s the level of consciousness?
  • [25:47] An enormous story or no story in any respect?
  • [31:44] The Cosmic Sport.
  • [34:56] How would the Buddha take care of nervousness?
  • [43:50] The tales nervousness tells.
  • [46:41] Mystics and the thriller.
  • [52:04] Jhana observe and the size of meditation.
  • [57:23] Reaching altered states: a matter of confidence or capability?
  • [1:01:30] What’s love?
  • [1:09:54] Smart guys.
  • [1:12:49] Reliably eliciting the non-self.
  • [1:14:35] Sifting out the charlatans.
  • [1:15:27] Atisha’s directions.
  • [1:19:56] Cultivating a extra joyful thoughts.
  • [1:24:27] Dwelling “social, not solo” and Cloud Sangha.
  • [1:31:51] Ram Dass flunking the course.
  • [1:41:23] Connection, local weather, and justice.
  • [1:48:40] Parting ideas.
  • [1:50:43] Loving-kindness meditation.


“If we’re truly to grow to be smart, we have to direct our consideration to physique, to feelings, to relationships, to thought. We truly must grow to be smart in these main dimensions of our life. And we will’t count on that of individuals simply because they’ve a sure title or gown or the rest.”
— Jack Kornfield

“Are you able to be on this world and may you find it irresistible with all its imperfections? And might you carry that spirit of care and love in the course of what’s tragic and what’s stunning? That’s a liberated coronary heart.”
— Jack Kornfield

“Folks suppose non secular life is a grim obligation. … It’s not meant to be a grim obligation. If you happen to don’t have some pleasure and pleasure in it, that’s the flawed course, possibly. It’s actually an invite to quiet and calm, to herald care and compassion, and to discover a pleasure.”
— Jack Kornfield

“You don’t have to repair the entire world, however you’ll be able to attain and mend the locations you could contact.”
— Jack Kornfield


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