Jack Kornfield – Heart Wisdom – Ep. 231 – The Divine Abodes: Navigating the World from the Goodness of our Hearts

Shining light on the Divine Abodes, Jack shares how we can navigate the world from the goodness of our hearts.

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“Luminous, says the Buddha, is this heart and mind.” – Jack Kornfield

In this episode, Jack mindfully explores:
  • The Divine Abodes (Brahmaviharas) as qualities of the Awakened Heart
  • Navigating the world from the goodness of our hearts
  • Loving kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity/peace
  • What is possible for us as human beings
  • Discovering who we really are and what really matters
  • Stories of Jack’s Buddhist teacher, Maha Ghosananda
  • The spirituality of neuroscience’s “Mirror Neurons”
  • Sharon Salzberg, Metta practice, and the power of attention
  • Ram Dass, and the heart as the doorway to love
This Dharma Talk from 12/10/2007 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center was originally published on DharmaSeed.

“What we give our attention, that place will flower and blossom. So if we give our attention to love, it grows.” – Jack Kornfield

“Loving Kindness is like the rain that falls on all things, the just and the unjust, equally without discrimination. That love, when it grows within our heart, has a quality of nurturance, moisture, opening, sweetness and constancy to it. It’s an expression of the heart that’s unencumbered by fear.” – Jack Kornfield

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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