Jack Kornfield – Heart Wisdom – Ep. 184 – Listening to Find the Way

Uncovering how to live with a peaceful heart, Jack maps the inner landscapes of meditation, and shares how we can use listening to find The Way.

This flowing Dharma Talk from Jack on 10/01/2001 was originally published on DharmaSeed.org

“A peaceful heart is not a withdrawal from life, but rather coming back into ourselves to remember the place that neither grasps nor judges and hates.” – Jack Kornfield

In this episode, Jack mindfully explores:
  • What it means to live with a peaceful heart
  • Moving beyond the grasping of attachment and aversion
  • Living in the world from a place of wisdom
  • The inner landscapes of meditation
  • Greed, hatred, delusion, and revenge
  • Interdependence, connection, and Bodhicitta
  • Impermanence and the wisdom of insecurity
  • The Goddess of Peace and the Goddess of Justice
  • Wise response and transmuting suffering
  • Bodhisattvas and compassion
  • Buddha and the boundless infinity of love
  • Listening to embody The Way

“Your heart is trustworthy when you listen to it.” – Jack Kornfield

Relaying moving stories of Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack shines light on living in times of conflict with a peaceful heart, in Heart Wisdom Ep. 144
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:
Tune into Ep. 109 of Heart Wisdom: This Too Shall Pass
Learn about Living with a Peaceful Heart in Ep. 91 of Heart Wisdom
Check out Ep. 90 of Heart Wisdom to learn about Healing Through Loving Awareness
Listen to more Stories That Open the Mind, Mend the Heart and Lead to Joy with Jack Kornfield in Ep.92 of Heart Wisdom
Tune into Ep. 102 of Heart Wisdom: The Wisdom of the One Who Knows
Check out Ep. 1 of Heart Wisdom to gain wisdom on Impermanence
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