Peace comes when our hearts are open like the sky,
vast as the ocean.

Jack Kornfield

Author, Buddhist practitioner and one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.

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The Colorings of Consciousness

Consciousness is colored by the states that visit it.—Buddha "Eh," my teacher Ajahn Chah would peer at me when I was having a hard time, “caught in some state again?” In the forest monastery we were constantly being directed both to look at consciousness itself and to...

Audio: Spirit Rock Mon. Night Talk on Mindful Loving Awareness

The invitation of mindfulness and loving awareness is really to be alive and present here on this earth and in this life in a wakeful and honorable, beautiful way that is given to us as human beings. And this is your gateway to freedom. It’s a birthright of all human...

Freedom to Make Mistakes

Gandhi said, “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Step out. Fly. Even if you get burned, you can fall back to earth and start again. Zen Master Dogen laughingly called life “one...

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