Jack Kornfield – Heart Wisdom – Ep. 240 – How to Unlock True Abundance

Sharing the blueprint for how to unlock true abundance, Jack reveals the secrets of letting go of greed, embracing generosity, and appreciating simplicity in life.

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“Abundance isn’t about how much you have, but how much you appreciate.” – Jack Kornfield

In this episode, Jack mindfully explores:
  • How to let go of our greed and live in true abundance
  • The Buddhist notion of “dana” – generosity, service, open-hearted caring
  • Greed as a strategy of impoverishment, rejection, and incompleteness
  • Transforming our ‘endless wanting’ into a beneficial awakened dance with the world
  • Expressing the Tao, the harmony of the universe, through our being
  • The Dharmic alchemy of the Bodhisattva
  • Meditation, listening, and finding out what we truly want in this life
  • Where Suzuki Roshi meets Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • How abundance of the spirit connects with simplicity rather than things
  • A personal story of Jack taking his unique Bodhisattva Vows in the Rocky Mountains while teaching at Chögyam Trungpa’s Naropa University
  • Taking your strong, grounded, noble seat that can handle it all
  • How being there for others is abundance in their life
  • The generosity and delight of authentically giving – things, space, silence, listening, attention, commitment, honesty, smiles, blessings
  • Ram Dass and Maharajji’s lesson of “feed people, love people.”
  • Is “selfless service” actually selfless?
This Dharma Talk estimated to be recorded on 3/1/1990 was originally published on DharmaSeed.

“Abundance of the spirit doesn’t mean things; it means discovering a kind of simplicity of our life where we’re abundant in any circumstance.” – 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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