Fellow teacher Mark Coleman joins Jack Kornfield for an exploration of ways that we can harmonize with impermanence by meeting change with an open heart.
Mark Coleman has taught mindfulness workshops and meditation retreats in six continents for the past twenty years. Mark is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has taught there since 2000. Learn more about Mark at markcoleman.org.
Healing into Love
Jack offers a reflection from the late Stephen Levine around the possibility of healing through the practices of the heart.
“Yes, we are practicing meditation to reduce stress and become calm and focused. More than that though, we are going to be confronted in our lives with unexpected changes and with difficulty. As the Buddha said, there is suffering in the human incarnation.” – Jack Kornfield
Love & Impermanence (15:45)
How do you respond to change in your life? Jack shares wisdom from the Buddhist tradition around meeting impermanence with an open heart.
“All things arise and pass away. That is what it means to have a human incarnation. Nothing is fixed. Can you relax and become the loving awareness that knows this?” – Jack Kornfield
Saying Goodbye is Saying Hello (22:45)
Mark Coleman reflects on the mystery of time and how our experience in a place touches us. He and Jack share a chant that reflects on the truth of impermanence and the fruits of living in harmony with this truth. They look at the way that going through loss and change serves as a catalyst for new beginnings.
“What is your relationship to the beggining and ending of things?” – Mark Coleman
More Than This (41:15)
Jack speaks about working with past life regressions and the possibility of there being more beyond this life.
Explore the radical truth of impermanence with Joseph Goldstein on Ep. 49 of the Insight Hour Podcast