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50 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jack Kornfield. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jack Kornfield, often where they are interviewed.

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50 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jack Kornfield. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jack Kornfield, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep. 135 – Real Change Series: Jack Kornfield

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For episode 135 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with one of her oldest friends and colleagues, Jack Kornfield.

Jack Kornfield is a beloved author and meditation teacher who trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974, and his books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies.

A longtime activist, Jack discusses with Sharon the role of an engaged life in the spiritual path, as taught in the Buddhist tradition. They share an intimate conversation with stories since meeting and becoming friends in 1974, and how activism has shaped their teaching and lives. They also discuss voting as a spiritual act and the organization that Jack is supporting to help get out the vote for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election: Buddhists & Yogins United. The conversation closes with Jack leading a guided meditation on Loving Awareness. Learn more about Jack's offerings at jackkornfield.com

Sep 28 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Jack Kornfield: Monday Night Dharma Talk w/Q&A

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(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)
Jul 20 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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Finding Freedom and Joy Right Where You Are With Jack Kornfield

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Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.

After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967 he joined the Peace Corps and worked on tropical medicine teams in the Mekong River valley. He met and studied as a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.

Returning to the United States, 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. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband, and activist.

His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies including his most recent book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are.

Favorite Success Quote

“Look at every path closely and deliberately, try it as many times as you think necessary, then ask yourself and yourself alone one question: Does this path have a heart? If it does the path is good, if it doesn’t it is of no use.”

Key Points

1. Did You Love Well?

Most people live their lives focusing on all of the wrong things.

They spend their time caught up in the societal hamster wheel trying to keep up with the Joneses, get that next promotion, and finally “make it” … At least according to society’s standards.

But what they fail to realize is that society is broken.

We are operating under outdated and ineffective ideologies and philosophies that no longer serve humanity.

At the end of the day, there is only one question for which you will be held accountable for… How did you love?

How did you treat the most important people in your life? How did you care for your neighbor? How did you love the people who mattered most and the people who had no one else to love them?

When it is all said and done, it won’t matter what kind of car you drove, what sort of house you lived in, or what type of watch adorned your wrist.

All that matters is how you loved.

2. Seek Validation from Yourself and Yourself Only 

One of the biggest mistakes that people, especially men, make when it comes to living a happy and fulfilling life is that they search for validation outside of themselves.

Men, in particular, commonly seek external validation from the women in their lives.

They mistakenly believe that if they have a hot girlfriend with a tight body and an insane sex drive that they are somehow more of a man that they are worthy, that they have all the validation that they need.

The problem is that men stop valuing themselves and their own opinions and beliefs and start valuing only the approval and validation of women.

This makes it easy for men to compromise their character and value in order to feel like they are a “real” man.

And it’s total crap.

The only person from whom you should seek validation is yourself.

Are you happy? Are you pleased with the man you are becoming? Are you fulfilled?

Because at the end of the day, that is what matters, not the validation given to you by others.

3. Take Time to Quiet Your Mind 

We live in an age of incessant noise and distraction, yet despite our vast swaths of resources, no one has seen it fit to teach society how to quiet their mind and listen to their inner voice.

Instead, our lives are run by advertising, sitcoms, and viral YouTube videos that do little to make us better or help us align ourselves with our deepest desires and the true calling of our hearts.

Is it any wonder that depression, anxiety, and divorce rates are at an all time high?!

If you want to live a life that is more in tune with your life’s purpose, with your true mission, and with your deepest happiness, then you must learn to quiet your mind and listen to that inner voice on a daily basis.

This doesn’t have to be complicated.

Simply sitting in meditation, prayer, or contemplation for a few minutes a day will allow you to tap into your inner wisdom and find the guidance that you (likely) need.

Jun 17 2020 · 56mins
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Jack Kornfield

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Jack Kornfield (author! Buddhist Practitioner!) makes it weird!

May 27 2020 · 1hr 44mins
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379: Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

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Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman, two of the great teachers of mindfulness and meditation in the world today, join the DTFH!

You can find more info on Jack & Trudy's meditation classes on their individual sites, JackKornfield.com and TrudyGoodman.com. You can also find further info and classes on InsightLA.org.

Duncan's new show, The Midnight Gospel, debuts April 20th on Netflix! Created by Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time) and produced by Titmouse Studios (pretty much every cool cartoon from the last 15 years).

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Apr 11 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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BONUS: Guided Meditation with Jack Kornfield

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Rick Rubin talks with his friend, world-renowned Buddhist and meditation teacher, Jack Kornfield. He's long been one of the most influential figures in American Buddhism.

He connects with Rick by Zoom to guide him and you through a couple of different guided meditations. A gift for these stressful times.

You can find the first of those meditations at 8:00 and the second meditation at 42:32.

And if you're interested in learning more about meditation or Jack's work you can visit https://jackkornfield.com/

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Mar 31 2020 · 54mins
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#414: Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos

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Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos | Brought to you by FreshBooks and 99designs.

"We have the opportunity, even in difficult times, to let our spirit shine." — Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974.

Jack has had a profound and direct impact on my life, and I'm thrilled to have him on the podcast once again.

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. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband, and activist.

Jack's books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies, including The Wise HeartA Lamp in the DarknessA Path with HeartAfter the Ecstasy, the Laundry (one of my favorite book titles of all time), and his most recent, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are. He offers a brilliant online training program for those who want to learn to teach meditation at JackKornfield.com. 

This episode is more of a personal therapy session for yours truly in some respects. You will notice that I sound anxious and unsure in this interview, and that is very much by design. I think it is unhelpful when people in the public eye hide the fact that they also struggle, and it puts them on this illusory pedestal that I think is ultimately self-defeating. Instead, I want to share with you that no matter how much Stoic philosophy I read, no matter how often I meditate, there are times when I struggle, and this week is one of them.

I also hope that you'll listen to portions of this conversation multiple times. There are a number of exercises that Jack shares that I will certainly be listening to in the upcoming weeks.

Please enjoy. 

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Mar 12 2020 · 1hr 59mins
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Jack Kornfield on Mindful Awareness

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Jack Kornfield, one of the key teachers who introduced Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West, joins Rick and Forrest to discuss practice, mindful awareness, and how to view reality altogether.

Jack is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. His most recent book is No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are.

If you'd like to learn more about Jack's mindfulness teacher training with Tara Brach, follow this link.

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Key Topics:

01:25: What was it like to go to Southeast Asia in the 1970’s and be a monk?

12:20: When you emptied out everything, was love still there?

22:10: Integrating your teachings into the day-to-day.

27:47: When you find yourself stuck in a certain headspace, what do you do to get yourself out of that?

34:08: What draws your heart?

43:16: Bearing the state of the world.

49:44: If you could back in time and tell yourself one thing, what would that be?

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Jan 13 2020 · 57mins
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365: Jack Kornfield

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Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher and author, rejoins the DTFH!

You can learn more about Jack on his website, here.

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Dec 15 2019 · 1hr 17mins
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