Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach: A Steady Heart in Time of Coronavirus [Part 1]

  • March 31, 2020
  • By Jack Kornfield
Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach: A Steady Heart in Time of Coronavirus [Part 1]

Meditation teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield share a new two-part talk, plus an online retreat experience, exploring practices and teachings that can open us to loving-awareness and contribute to the healing of our world. Included are guided meditations that can help us feel more grounded and more lovingly aware.

“During this season of suffering,” as Brach and Kornfield write about these teachings, “it is crucial to find pathways to feeling connected with our inner life and each other. This will allow us to meet whatever arises with presence and courage, intelligence, and care.”

Brach and Kornfield also offer a guide to creating a home retreat at this time, including an audio guided half-day home retreat that they co-lead.

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Jack Kornfield

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.

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