Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to have brought Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace; Meditation for Beginners; and The Wise Heart.

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ARTICLES

Strengthening Mindfulness | An Exercise from The Path of Insight Meditation

Three Mindfulness Exercises 1. Daily sitting log. Here is a way to strengthen daily practice and to see its cycles more clearly. For one month or two, keep a small notebook at the place where you sit. Each day note down how long you sit. Then note down in one sentence the general...
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Conscious Conduct | An Excerpt from The Path of Insight Meditation

The Five Training Precepts The First Aspect: Conscious Conduct or Virtue The first aspect, conscious conduct or virtue, means acting harmoniously and with care toward the life around us. For spiritual practice to develop, it is absolutely essential that we establish a basis of...
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Remembering S.N. Goenka

We join our palms and say goodbye to a teacher who had an immense impact on the world. S.N. Goenka was a pioneer in making  Vipassana meditation  widely available to a secular audience. Over 170 meditation centers have been established around the globe under his auspices. His legacy will resound...
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EVENTS

Loving Awareness with Jack Kornfield

May 10–12, 2019 | Woodacre, ca

Loving awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this 3-day non-residential meditation retreat, as experienced practitioners, we will join together to quiet the mind, open the heart, and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. This is a new retreat...

May Benefit 2019 with Jack Kornfield

May 17–19, 2019 | Woodacre, ca

On the weekend of May 19-21, a small group of Spirit Rock supporters will gather for an intimate three-day retreat with Spirit Rock Founder Jack Kornfield. Together, we will develop the heart quality of love, dwelling in kind awareness as we practice metta and cultivate our natural capacity...