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Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield

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Rank #3 in Buddhism category

Religion & Spirituality
Buddhism
Spirituality
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The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.

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The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.

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Soothing to the heart

By Omoiyari23 - May 31 2019
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the most beautiful podcast imo

Necessary.

By Black Magick - Dec 12 2018
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I love listening to Jack’s talks, warm tone, funny and kind. Always welcome in my ears.

iTunes Ratings

683 Ratings
Average Ratings
600
43
18
10
12

Soothing to the heart

By Omoiyari23 - May 31 2019
Read more
the most beautiful podcast imo

Necessary.

By Black Magick - Dec 12 2018
Read more
I love listening to Jack’s talks, warm tone, funny and kind. Always welcome in my ears.

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Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield

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The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.

Ep. 3 - Karma and the Power of Intention

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One of the most important tools for navigating through our complicated existence is the understanding of Karma. We consistently create patterns in our lives but often fail to see the cause and effect relationship that unfolds. Karma speaks to the way in which we respond to that which comes to us, to the life that we are given. It’s not the action but the intention that is the source of karma. Through meditation we expose the patterns that we create for ourselves. By tending to our hearts we discover a deeper motivation for our being. It is from this place that we learn to plant our seeds of intention, and the seeds we plant become how are lives are lived.

Oct 01 2014

48mins

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Ep. 61 - Letting Go

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On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack helps us better navigate the mysteries of life and death by letting go of our attachments.

Jul 19 2017

51mins

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Ep. 41 - Seeing Anew

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A succinct reminder of the ever-present possibility to step out from the blinders of our ordinary perception, from the fear and anxiety of modern life, and to instead see with eyes of understanding. Through practice we begin to fully grok the necessity for and value of forgiveness, learning to let go of the expectations that inevitably compromise our capacity for compassion. Beginner’s mind is highlighted as an anchor point for helping us return to the openness, eagerness, and lack of preconception that embody our true nature.

Mar 26 2016

54mins

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Ep. 91 – Living with a Peaceful Heart

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Jack Kornfield gives a beautiful dharma talk about the quality of equanimity and how this ever-changing world needs people whose hearts are at peace.

Apr 11 2019

58mins

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Ep. 90 – Healing Through Loving Awareness

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In this talk, Jack Kornfield shares wisdom on the quality of mindful loving awareness that brings both healing and liberation.

Mar 22 2019

1hr 7mins

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Ep. 5 - Trauma and Freedom

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Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and as human beings we are all vulnerable to its potential effects. But how can we meet trauma with tenderness and courage? Healing is so often a precursor to the practice of liberation itself, but true release requires a familiarity with emotions and the capacity to be present for them. Through mindfulness we can develop the compassion necessary to approach our traumas. When we can first bare it, we then have a choice of what to do with it. Once our story can be told it often loses its hold.

Nov 04 2014

48mins

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Ep. 67 - Who Am I?

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On this episode, Jack looks at how the practice of loving-awareness allows a profound shift of identity from a small limited sense of self to one of spacious wisdom.

Nov 17 2017

53mins

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Ep. 77 - Path of Inner Development

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In this talk, Jack looks at how the path of inner development can help us navigate life's difficulties.

Jun 22 2018

35mins

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Ep. 31 - Loving Kindness

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The mysterious quality we call Love involves stepping out of the body of fear and allowing something bigger to be born in us, all the while acknowledging and loving that smaller sense of self. Though we understand it to be our true nature, we must also recognize the necessity for practice in sustaining this openhearted awareness.
Once brought to life, we learn to nourish that deeper part of our being, offering the appropriate respect and response to all of humanity

Oct 02 2015

58mins

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Ep. 19 - Buddhist Psychology

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Our experience of life is described as a river that we embody, that we are a part of, rather than simply living in.  Awareness is ever-present, as we learn to become mindful of our experiences without becoming lost in them. Our state of mind determines our relationship to the world around us. Our practice therefore becomes one of quieting the mind, opening the heart, and being present in order to touch all that arises with the spirit of compassion.

Apr 26 2015

1hr 2mins

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Ep. 25 - The Wisdom of Uncertainty

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“What we’re looking for is where we are” - Dharma speaks to the ways in which we choose to navigate the uncertainty of our time on this planet. Can we learn to live in joy amongst all that this great unknowing has to offer? Jack guides us through some of the key principles of the awakened heart, encouraging an attitude of graciousness toward the mysterious nature of our existence.

Jul 14 2015

1hr 2mins

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Ep. 39 - Emptiness and the Power of Love

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An exploration of the ways in which the quiet mind and open heart lead to wisdom, depth, and love. Our practice itself is an act of Love that gives us the ability to be present for all of humanity. Our growing capacity to feel our joys and sorrows allows us to live more freely in the energies of our life.

Jan 22 2016

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Ep. 21 - What Changes Us

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The spiritual path seems as much a journey of becoming who we are, rather than attaining some elevated sense of self. But what circumstances must arise in order for us to honor our particular incarnation, and to then do something beautiful with it? Crisis, trauma, and retreat are just a few of the potential catalysts, and our task is to simply recognize and accept that which has served to encourage our own efforts along the path. We begin to see that it is often just a matter of remembering and reminding ourselves of the different ways that we are brought to freedom and joy in our own lives.

May 19 2015

59mins

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Ep. 97 - The First Noble Truth

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Jack explores the concept of dukkha, which is the Buddha’s First Noble Truth, and how we can open our hearts to all the joy and suffering of our incarnation.

Aug 16 2019

43mins

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Ep. 4 - Mystery and Compassion

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Jack discusses the fundamental mystery that is our human incarnation, and the methods we can utilize to stay close to that immense presence. Meditation isn’t necessarily about having a mystical experience, but about coming back into the natural mysterious experience of being alive. Within all of us there is a divine seed of consciousness, much greater than the functional matter that we occupy. In meditation, we are invited to return to this sacred space.

Oct 27 2014

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Ep. 8 - Transforming Darkness

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In attempting to draw light into our lives, we inevitably encounter the intrinsic darkness that surrounds our existence. Our task, as honorable beings, is to avoid letting the ignorant darkness take over our hearts, while simultaneously not averting our gaze. In meditation, we confront the full spectrum of experience, acknowledging these darker forces, and discovering the capacity to respond from a place of loving awareness. It will require the courage to act, but as the Buddha said, “If you can learn to dwell in your heart, offering love to all beings, that will be protection wherever you go’.
Episode Outline:
• 2 Kinds of Darkness - Fertile (From which all things arise - contains the potential of creation) and Blind/Unconscious (Operates below our basic level of awareness, often requires uncovering/recognition)
• Practice - When we honor our meditation practice, we see everything - the full spectrum of our experience
• Our Task - As honorable beings, we mustn’t let the outer (ignorant) darkness consume our hearts, while, simultaneously, not averting our eyes.
• Violence - Has almost always been a part of our culture - What are the causes and conditions that create these negative aspects? We have to mourn tragedy, but also stand up for a different world. The darkness must be met with an equal force of love and courage
• Dwell in the Heart - Never cease to offer love to all beings

Nov 25 2014

45mins

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Ep. 76 - The Three Gateways to Freedom

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This week, Jack gives a talk exploring the different dimensions of mindfulness as gateways to freedom. 

May 31 2018

1hr 1min

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Ep. 44 - Attachment Revealed

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To create and maintain appropriate boundaries we must first understand what it is as we are approaching attachment, commitment and love. Jack offers a definition and reinterpretation of attachment to represent more compassionate qualities such as commitment, dedication and wise ambition. He encourages us to be present without the need to control, to show up but not be focused on the outcome. We learn to step back and listen to the world as a means of witnessing the play of life. Our opening will present itself, but only when our perspective is wide enough to discover the full range of potential.

Jul 28 2016

50mins

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Ep. 92 – Stories That Open the Mind, Mend the Heart and Lead to Joy

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In this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast Jack Kornfield shares stories that open the mind, mend the heart and lead us to joy. 

May 03 2019

1hr 3mins

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Ep. 73 - The Garden of the Heart

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On this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack looks at the way we tend to the garden of the heart with mindfulness and meditation practice.

Mar 28 2018

1hr

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Ep. 102 - The Wisdom of the One Who Knows

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Jack Kornfield offers a reflection on our Buddha-nature and the wisdom of 'The One Who Knows'.

Nov 28 2019

1hr 7mins

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Ep. 101 - The Dragon and the 10 Gowns

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On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack shares a story of transformation as he talks about how to be in this human incarnation and navigate the river of impermanence. 

Nov 08 2019

37mins

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Ep. 100 - Love & Impermanence with Mark Coleman

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Fellow teacher Mark Coleman joins Jack Kornfield for an exploration of ways that we can harmonize with impermanence by meeting change with an open heart.  

Oct 17 2019

1hr

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Ep. 99 – Planting Beautiful Seeds

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Jack Kornfield shares a dharma talk that looks at the seeds of lovingkindness and awareness that we plant through mindfulness and meditation practice.

Sep 26 2019

56mins

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Ep. 98 – Timeless Awareness and the Mystery of Identity

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Who are we? In this dharma talk, Jack explores the mystery of identity and how meditation can open you up to the freedom of resting in timeless awareness. 

Sep 06 2019

1hr 3mins

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Ep. 97 - The First Noble Truth

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Jack explores the concept of dukkha, which is the Buddha’s First Noble Truth, and how we can open our hearts to all the joy and suffering of our incarnation.

Aug 16 2019

43mins

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Ep. 96 – An Homage to Goenka

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In this special episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack Kornfield honors the life and wisdom of his early Vipassana teacher, S.N. Goenka.

S.N. Goenka was a pioneer in making Vipassana meditation widely available to a secular audience. Over 170 meditation centers have been established around the globe in his honor. Goenka was an inspiration and teacher to thousands of students from around the world, including Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Ram Dass, Daniel Goleman, and many other western spiritual leaders. Discover the legacy of S.N. Goenka: vridhamma.org

Jul 29 2019

55mins

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Ep. 95 - Poetry in Dharma with Alison Luterman

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Poet Alison Luterman joins Jack for a beautiful duet as the two take turns reading poetry and talking about the power of words and creativity.

Jul 04 2019

1hr 9mins

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Ep. 94 – The Dharma of Climate Change

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With an open heart and clear vision, Jack talks about the difficult subject of climate change, our deep connection to the natural world, and how we can make a difference with love and compassion.

Jun 14 2019

1hr 16mins

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Ep. 93 – Mindfulness, Identity, and Incarnation

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In this dharma talk, Jack uses the topic of identity as a lens to understand the practice of mindfulness and explore the beautiful mystery of this incarnation.

May 24 2019

1hr

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Ep. 92 – Stories That Open the Mind, Mend the Heart and Lead to Joy

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In this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast Jack Kornfield shares stories that open the mind, mend the heart and lead us to joy. 

May 03 2019

1hr 3mins

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Ep. 91 – Living with a Peaceful Heart

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Jack Kornfield gives a beautiful dharma talk about the quality of equanimity and how this ever-changing world needs people whose hearts are at peace.

Apr 11 2019

58mins

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Ep. 90 – Healing Through Loving Awareness

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In this talk, Jack Kornfield shares wisdom on the quality of mindful loving awareness that brings both healing and liberation.

Mar 22 2019

1hr 7mins

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Ep. 89 – Searching Inside Yourself w/ Chade-Meng Tan

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Jack is joined on stage by Chade-Meng Tan for an exploration of how spiritual practice and the search inside ourselves can guide us through our human predicament.

Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is an award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader, movie producer, and philanthropist. Meng led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course at Google called Search Inside Yourself and is work has received eight nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mar 01 2019

1hr 3mins

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Ep. 88 - Realizing, Overcoming, Liberating

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This time on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack Kornfield shares teachings from The Buddha about the process of realizing, overcoming and liberating that comes from mindfulness practice.

Feb 08 2019

1hr

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Ep. 87 – Uncovering Life’s Beauty with Poetry & Art

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Jack Kornfield reflects on the beauty of life and the true nature of the Self that is revealed through poetry and art.

Jan 17 2019

1hr 1min

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Ep. 86 – Entering with an Awakened Heart

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In this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack shares what the story of the bodhisattva Vimalakirti can teach us about meeting the difficulties of life with an awakened heart.

Dec 29 2018

59mins

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Ep. 85 – Enlightenments

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This week on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack looks at the many enlightenments that each of us is capable of and explores why the possibility of liberation is such a taboo in many circles.

Dec 06 2018

34mins

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Ep. 84 – Tag Team Dharma with Sylvia Boorstein

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Jack Kornfield shares a conversation with Sylvia Boorstein around taking the Bodhisattva vow and staying in touch with our Buddha nature as we navigate our journey of awakening.

Listen here:  https://beherenownetwork.com/jack-kornfield-ep-84-tag-team-dharma-with-sylvia-boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, Ph.D. is the author of numerous books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice, including That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life. She is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Sylvia has been teaching nationally and internationally since 1985. Her personal emphasis in teaching is the integration of mindfulness into everyday life.

Nov 15 2018

1hr 1min

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Ep. 83 – A Story of Inspiration and Wisdom

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Jack shares the story of the Buddha’s final days and teachings, a story of inspiration and wisdom that offers a bigger picture of our place in things.

Find show notes and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/jack-kornfield-ep-83-a-story-of-inspiration/

Oct 26 2018

1hr 1min

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