Jack Kornfield – Ep. 88 – Realizing, Overcoming, Liberating

This time on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack Kornfield shares teachings from The Buddha about the process of realizing, overcoming and liberating that comes from mindfulness practice.

Realizing, Overcoming, Liberating

Jack begins with a reflection on the paradoxical course of awakening laid out by The Buddha in the Satipatthana Sutta. He looks to the path of liberation offered in The Buddha’s teachings about the process of purification that comes with mindfulness practice.

“People come here looking for The Buddha. They bow, they take refuge in The Buddha – but what is The Buddha? When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that The Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any physical body or history or image. The Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” – Ajahn Chah

Explore The Buddha’s call to practice mindfulness with Joseph Goldstein on Ep. 56 of the Insight Hour Podcast
The Dharma As Medicine – (22:45)

How can we heal the parts of ourselves that have been eroded away by trauma and fear? Jack shares stories that point to medicine offered through The Dharma.

“Because we know in The Dharma how to work with things as they are there is a liberation that takes place.” – Jack Kornfield 

Living In Joy – (46:30)

We close with an exploration of what is possible when we allow ourselves to forgive and let go, letting ourselves live with joy that exists in each moment.

“As you practice in Dharma you get a sense that the allowing of things is what brings freedom.” – Jack Kornfield