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. He began his training after graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967. Then he joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to the Public Health Service in northeast Thailand, which is home to several of the world’s oldest Buddhist forest monasteries. He met and studied under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. After returning to the United States, Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon ...more
















































If the liberation of consciousness is the goal of spiritual practice, then why is it such a taboo to talk about actually reaching enlightenment in this life? We can unpack the concept of enlightenment by looking at the many enlightenments written about in Buddhist texts and investigate some of the differences between the various beliefs around liberation, which present many paths to the same e...

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“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
Jack Kornfield, Buddha's Little Instruction Book

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
Jack Kornfield, Buddha's Little Instruction Book

“In the end, just three things matter:

How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
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