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Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield

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Rank #3 in Buddhism category

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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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791 Ratings
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By songwritergirl - May 26 2020
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I’ve always listened to and loved the teachings of Jack Kornfield; his thoughtful, elegant, soulful dharma talks have kept me tuned in for years. But I had wandered away from my mindfulness practice in the weirdness of this pandemic. This podcast has really tuned me back in to being able to observe, and to feel compassion for myself, and for others. As I listened to one of the talks, I found myself sitting with tears rolling down my face, realizing how strong I was requiring myself to be while battling loneliness, grief, fear, and my mind’s constructions of various futures, all rather unpleasant. Thank you, Jack, for helping us keep our hearts open and our minds still. It’s a great gift.

Soothing to the heart

By Omoiyari23 - May 31 2019
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the most beautiful podcast imo

iTunes Ratings

791 Ratings
Average Ratings
686
51
25
12
17

Thank you

By songwritergirl - May 26 2020
Read more
I’ve always listened to and loved the teachings of Jack Kornfield; his thoughtful, elegant, soulful dharma talks have kept me tuned in for years. But I had wandered away from my mindfulness practice in the weirdness of this pandemic. This podcast has really tuned me back in to being able to observe, and to feel compassion for myself, and for others. As I listened to one of the talks, I found myself sitting with tears rolling down my face, realizing how strong I was requiring myself to be while battling loneliness, grief, fear, and my mind’s constructions of various futures, all rather unpleasant. Thank you, Jack, for helping us keep our hearts open and our minds still. It’s a great gift.

Soothing to the heart

By Omoiyari23 - May 31 2019
Read more
the most beautiful podcast imo
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Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield

Latest release on Sep 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: Bonus Podcast: Mindful Eating w/ Jack, Ram Dass & Joseph Goldstein

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If you enjoy the Heart Wisdom Podcast, we think that you will enjoy this special look at the relationship between food, ourselves and our practice with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Ram Dass.

You can subscribe to Ram Dass' Here and Now Podcast in your podcast player to receive regular talks and guided practices from the Ram Dass archives.

May 28 2020

44mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 109 - This Too Shall Pass

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Jack Kornfield offers a guided practice and Dharma talk that reminds us of the inner refuge that is available to us in the most hopeless of times.

Would you like to be part of the next generation of mindfulness meditation instructors? If so, we invite you to take a unique opportunity to study with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and become a certified instructor to guide others in their practice – The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program: A Two-Year Training Program for Teaching Awareness and Compassion-Based Practices

Apr 28 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Ep. 110 – Death, Identity, and the Heavenly Messengers

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Jack Kornfield elucidates the mysteries of death, birth, identity, and awareness on this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast.

Keep up with Jack’s at home Monday Night Dharma Talks and find resources for dealing with the Novel Coronavirus pandemic at JackKornfield.com

Would you like to be part of the next generation of mindfulness meditation instructors? If so, we invite you to take a unique opportunity to study with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and become a certified instructor to guide others in their practice – The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program: A Two-Year Training Program for Teaching Awareness and Compassion-Based Practices

May 15 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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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