Jack Kornfield shares stories of his dear friend and teacher, Ram Dass, and then explores how we can overcome the obstacles of climate change by honoring our interconnectedness.
Remembering Ram Dass
From Be Here Now and Walking Each Other Home, to his service to others, to his vastness and loving awareness, Ram Dass touched so many people in so many ways. Jack remembers his dear friend and teacher, and the tremendous legacy of love he leaves behind. He considers what are our obstacles to love, and how we express them.
“So who are you? You’re the spirit, the consciousness, that was born into this body.” – Jack Kornfield
Ram Dev (Dale Borglum) unfolds some of Ram Dass’s most powerful teachings on Healing from the Edge Ep. 43
This World is Burning (24:00)
Jack shares how we can practice in these hard times, where it feels like the world is burning with greed, hatred, and fear. The problems of this world will not be solved with technology, we have to transform our human hearts. He talks about forgiveness and learning to tolerate the messiness of life.
“The secret is that we have to tend the inner as well as the outer.” – Jack Kornfield
The Obstacles of Climate Change (36:55)
Anything we try to do of value will be hard. Jack explores how we can overcome the obstacles of climate change by moving from anger and judgment to a sense that we’re all in this together. We must trust in this great mystery of life, and that the world is connected and wants to renew itself. Jack closes the talk with a Metta meditation for all the people, animals, and land affected by the fires in Australia.
“There’s something about life that wants to renew itself. And the thing is, you are that life. You also are part of this renewal.” – Jack Kornfield