Jack Kornfield – Heart Wisdom – Ep. 175 – Intention to Awaken

Jack Kornfield describes the Buddha’s vow to awakening and how we too can set a daily intention to awaken. 

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“An intention creates our life. Thought manifests or leads to deeds, deeds develop into habit, habit hardens into character, and character shapes our world.” – Jack Kornfield

In this episode Jack Kornfield discusses:

  • The small, intimate choice to awaken
  • Collective awakening
  • Intention in practice
  • The interplay of mind and body


About Jack Kornfield:

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma, studying as. a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw . He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies.

Listen to more from Jack:

For more teachings from The Buddha, tune into Ep. 166 of Heart Wisdom: The Buddha’s Last Teachings
In Ep. 99 of Heart Wisdom, Jack Kornfield describes Planting Beautiful Seeds of awareness
To hear more about setting intentions check out: Setting an Intention of the Heart
Learn about Guiding Your Own Practice with Jack Kornfield in Ep. 138 of Heart Wisdom
In Ep. 118 of Heart Wisdom, Jack explores the principles of Right Effort and Loving Awareness
Take the seat of awakening with Jack Kornfield in Ep. 54 of Heart Wisdom 

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