In this flowing question and answer session, Jack helps his students mindfully navigate topics like loneliness, intention setting, meditating with ADD, meeting our shame with nobility, and dealing with jerks.
These question and answer sessions from Spirit Rock Meditation Center were originally published on DharmaSeed.
“The spiritual path is really step by step. If you think of it as long, you can get lost and overwhelmed. But if you realize that you’re not going from here to there, you’re going from there to hear, the path leads you back to this moment and to a more tender heart.” – Jack Kornfield
In this question and answer session, Jack and his students mindfully explore:
- A do-it-yourself intention setting ceremony
- What it’s like to practice meditation with ADD
- The benefits of going on spiritual retreat both in-person and online
- How to handle being triggered by “jerks,” politics, greed, hate, and injustice
- Meeting our shame and regret with nobility and growth
- Finding patience and trust for the spiritual path
- Spirituality and how to deal with difficult family
- The importance of satsang (sangha, spiritual community)
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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.
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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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