Jack Kornfield – Heart Wisdom – Ep. 211 – Heart of Refuge

In this powerful new Dharma Talk touching on current events, an emotional Jack offers a heart of refuge amidst the world’s conflicts.

This episode is from the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday Night Dharma Talk and Meditation on 10/23/2023.

“There’s a liberation amidst birth and death, joy and sorrow, war and peace, that is beyond it all. This is the sacred openness of love and awareness itself.” – Jack Kornfield

In this emotional episode, Jack touches into:
  • The terrors of the ongoing wars in Gaza, Ukraine, Darfur
  • How constant news media effects our emotions and wellbeing
  • Learning to live from the ‘heart of refuge’ which the Buddha offers
  • What does it mean to be a refugee? How can we help create sanctuary?
  • The importance of outsiders opening to the suffering of all humans rather than taking sides
  • How the Buddha’s mindful loving awareness overcomes Mara’s aggression, greed, and doubt
  • The ways we can open ourselves to forgiveness, compassion, community, safety, love, and trust
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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.

Dive into Jack’s ongoing dharma offerings and transformational online courses on the new JackKornfield.com
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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