Jack Kornfield – Heart Wisdom – Ep. 237 – Discovering Peace Within Yourself

Uncovering how to find joy and freedom in any situation, Jack shares the roadmap for discovering peace within yourself.

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“To enter into the unknown is really to enter into the moment.” – Jack Kornfield

In this episode, Jack mindfully explores:
  • Learning to be at peace with yourself and the world
  • How to meditate when it feels like you can’t meditate
  • The way emptiness connects with compassion
  • Reconciling where peace meets struggle
  • Peace as an internal state you can bring with you
  • Being Here Now, opening to life fully, and becoming intimate with all things
  • How we can find joy, liberation, and freedom in any situation
  • Dharma stories of the Buddha as well as the Bodhisattva Vimalakīrti
  • Coming to terms with the First Noble Truth of suffering, disappointment, and change
  • The transformative power of meeting life exactly as it is
  • What we can learn from both a “Duck Meditation,” “Goose Poem,” and a Tibetan Prayer
  • Love and it’s connection with courage
This Dharma Talk originally recorded on 12/01/1989 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center was originally published on DharmaSeed.

“Peace is the cessation of your struggle, it’s putting down the burden and letting things be as they actually are.” – 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.

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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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