Module 5.4 – Turning Forgiveness into a Way of Life

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Module 5.3 – Undertaking the Practice of Forgiveness

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Module 5.2 – Three Stories of Forgiveness

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Module 5.1 – Forgiveness: The Key to Letting Go

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The Practice of Forgiveness

The Practice of Forgiveness

The Practice of Forgiveness Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed. This is the ancient and eternal law. —Buddha Without forgiveness we are chained to the past. Individually we remain caught in the hurt and pain of our history. Collectively,...
Audio: Forgiveness Meditation

Audio: Forgiveness Meditation

Audio: Forgiveness Meditation Forgiveness is both necessary and possible. It is never too late to find forgiveness and start again. Buddhist psychology offers specific teachings and practices for redemption and the development of forgiveness. Like the practice of...
Video: Forgiveness Meditation

Video: Forgiveness Meditation

Video: Forgiveness Meditation Buddhist psychology offers specific teachings and practices for the development of forgiveness. Like the practice of compassion, forgiveness does not ignore the truth of our suffering. Forgiveness is not weak. It demands courage and...
Forgiveness Repairs the World

Forgiveness Repairs the World

Forgiveness Repairs the World Buddhist psychology offers specific teachings and practices for the development of forgiveness.  Like the practice of compassion, forgiveness does not ignore the truth of our suffering.  Forgiveness is not weak.  It demands courage and...
Redemption and Forgiveness

Redemption and Forgiveness

Redemption and Forgiveness “No one is forgotten. It is a lie, any talk of God that does not comfort you.” ~Meister Ekhart Milarepa, the most famous saint in the Himalayas, was a Tibetan youth whose family was terribly abused by relatives after his father died. As a...
The Place of Forgiveness

The Place of Forgiveness

The Place of Forgiveness Inevitably in working with the mixed difficulties of communities, teachers, and ourselves, we will be asked for a certain measure of forgiveness. Forgiveness does not condone the behavior of students, community members, or teachers who have...
Forgiveness & Kind Intention

Forgiveness & Kind Intention

Forgiveness & Kind Intention   In the mandala of wholeness we are called to the practice of forgiveness. We must especially find a forgiving heart with family and those close to us. Only then can we bring it to the world. Whether we practice through Buddhist...
Forgiveness Meditation

Forgiveness Meditation

If you’ve been hurt by another person—or by your own inner judge and jury—you’ve probably figured out that it’s impossible to forgive through sheer will or intention. True healing, teaches Jack Kornfield, comes naturally with the opening of insight,...
The Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness

The Beginner's Guide to Forgiveness

Forgiveness is possible. On The Beginner’s Guide to Forgiveness, author Jack Kornfield explores why forgiveness, personally and globally, is essential to our health and happiness, and how you can start using this timeless practice to transform emotional wounds...
The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

Results for "acceptance" To remember the transforming power of forgiveness and loving-kindness. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible. In this beautiful and graceful little book, internationally...
Forgiveness Meditations

Forgiveness Meditations

Forgiveness Meditations Forgiveness enables us to be released from the sorrows of the past. Although it can arise spontaneously, it can also be developed. Before you can do forgiveness practice, you must be clear about what forgiveness means. Forgiveness does not in...
Freedom to Make Mistakes

Freedom to Make Mistakes

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. It is never too late to...
Masterclass in Interactive Guided Meditation (CEC)

Masterclass in Interactive Guided Meditation (CEC)

Masterclass in Interactive Guided Meditation (CEC) With Continuing Education Credit Jack Kornfield Interactive guided meditation is one of the most powerful, dynamic and immediate therapeutic practices I know of to facilitate healing, transformation and understanding....
Video: The Forgiving Heart Dharma Talk

Video: The Forgiving Heart Dharma Talk

There’s a truth and reality deeper than conflict. We are not the stories we tell ourselves. How do we touch our measure of suffering? With a forgiving heart. Step out of the tyranny of self-judgment. Forgive yourself for being a learner in this life. Three principles...
Awakening Self-Compassion

Awakening Self-Compassion

Awakening Self-Compassion Hold yourself as a mother holds her beloved child. —Buddha We are so quick to judge one another. And just as we are hard on others we are even harder on ourselves. With mindfulness, our natural compassion grows. We can see that we are all...
Video: Reconciliation Meditation

Video: Reconciliation Meditation

This meditation is a deep-hearted reflection, a possibility, a yearning, a vision. Even if we cannot or should not speak to the other, we can find the courage to hold reconciliation and goodwill in our own heart.To recite the intention of reconciliation is to...
Masterclass in Interactive Guided Meditation (CEC)

Masterclass in Interactive Guided Meditation

Masterclass in Interactive Guided Meditation Jack Kornfield Interactive guided meditation is one of the most powerful, dynamic and immediate therapeutic practices I know of to facilitate healing, transformation and understanding. This masterclass training is a...
Audio: The Return Of Joy

Audio: The Return Of Joy

Audio: The Return Of Joy If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice? There is an unquenchable human spirit born anew in each child. This spirit which has carried Nelson Mandella and so many others though hardship and storms...
FREE: How to Create a Home Retreat & Find Freedom Wherever You Are

FREE: How to Create a Home Retreat & Find Freedom Wherever You Are

Creating a Home Retreat: Finding Freedom Wherever You Are   DOWNLOAD A COPY HERE Hi Dear Ones, When a widespread difficulty like the Coronavirus pandemic grows, it becomes important to draw on our inner strength. It is the time to pause, reflect and bring wisdom,...

Online: The Awakened Heart – An Invitation to Love

The awakened heart has immense capacities for tender compassion, profound love, and renewed joy. We need all of these as we navigate the challenges of this moment, from the pandemic and other global crises to the ongoing struggles around civil rights and the climate...
Audio: Letting Go Meditation

Audio: Letting Go Meditation

Audio: Letting Go Meditation The art of living wisely requires us to learn to let go. But how can we do so? Sometimes we need more love or forgiveness. This teaching and meditation will help show the way. Letting go does not mean losing the knowledge we have gained...
Jack Kornfield on “The Tim Ferriss Show”- Ep. 300

Jack Kornfield on “The Tim Ferriss Show”- Ep. 300

Jack Kornfield on “The Tim Ferriss Show”- Ep. 300 Jack sat down with Tim Ferriss for his podcast The Tim Ferriss Show to talk about meditation, forgiveness, hang gliding and much more. Tim has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative...
Human Flourishing

Human Flourishing

Human Flourishing How can we foster peace and understanding, compassion and well-being for humans and for all beings? We know this is possible individually. In our practice and teaching of mindfulness, loving-kindness, compassion, forgiveness and other trainings of...
Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart Just as we open and heal the body by sensing its rhythms and touching it with a deep and kind attention, so we can open and heal other dimensions of our being. The heart and the feelings go through a similar process of healing through the offering of...
Happiness Now

Happiness Now

Happiness Now After more than 40 years teaching mindfulness and compassion to thousands on the spiritual path, the most important message I can offer is this: You don’t have to wait to be free. You don’t need to postpone being happy. All too often the...

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Press & Media For speaking/teaching invitations: info@jackkornfield.com Training Wheels, Tricycle Magazine, March 29, 2022 Jack Kornfield and Katy Butler remember Thich Nhat Hanh, KCRW: “Life Examined,” February 5, 2022 The humbling presence of Thich...
Choose Love

Choose Love

Choose Love We all want to love and be loved. Love is the natural order, the main attraction, the mover of nations, the bees in spring, the tender touch, the first and the last word. It is like gravity, a mysterious force that ties all things together, the heart’s...
Open Your Heart

Open Your Heart

Open Your Heart On December 5, my wife Trudy Goodman, Sharon Salzberg, and I celebrated the end of the Open Your Heart retreat we had been teaching with Ram Dass on Maui. The 375 participants who had been meditating, chanting, and living in a field of love all week...
Heart Wisdom – Ep. 47 – Nobility and Love

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 47 – Nobility and Love

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 47 – Nobility and Love On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack talks about leadership, nobility, and love. American presidents George Washington and Lincoln are used as examples of men who showed true nobility of heart. There is a sense of...
Heart Wisdom – Ep. 41 – Seeing Anew

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 41 – Seeing Anew

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 41 – Seeing Anew 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...
Awaken the Buddha Within

Awaken the Buddha Within

Awaken the Buddha Within The karmic patterns that we create through our hearts transcend the limitations of time and space. To awaken the heart of compassion and wisdom in a response to all circumstances is to become a Buddha. When we awaken the Buddha within...
Forgiving Ourselves

Forgiving Ourselves

Forgiving Ourselves Finding a way to extend forgiveness to ourselves is one of our most essential tasks. Just as others have been caught in suffering, so have we. If we look honestly at our life, we can see the sorrows and pain that have led to our own wrongdoing. In...
The Path Is Not Linear but Circular and Continuous

The Path Is Not Linear but Circular and Continuous

The Path Is Not Linear but Circular and Continuous Systematic depictions of spiritual stages can make it seem as if the path is simple, linear, and progressive, as if spiritual life were a step-by-step development of oneself over time. In one way, the maps are...
Sacred Perception

Sacred Perception

Sacred Perception   The saints are what they are, not because their sanctity makes them admirable to others, but because the gift of sainthood makes it possible for them to admire everybody else. — Thomas Merton  Each time we meet another human being and honor...
Discover What Is Asking for Acceptance

Discover What Is Asking for Acceptance

Discover What Is Asking for Acceptance Discover what is asking for acceptance… This may sound like a very complicated and busy way to meditate, but in practice it is very simple. The general rule is simply to sit and be aware of what arises. If there are...
You Will Survive

You Will Survive

You Will Survive One of the world’s greatest examples of how to survive difficult times is Nelson Mandela, the first president of modern South Africa. After twenty-seven years of imprisonment in Robben Island Prison, he remained unbowed and dignified, gracious, tender...
Freedom Here and Now

Freedom Here and Now

Freedom Here and Now The radiant abodes express the fruit of mental development. When they are in balance, loving-kindness, compassion, and joy rest in an unshakable equanimity. This peace is not indifference or emotional resignation; it is the still point, the living...
The Heart’s Intention

The Heart’s Intention

The Heart’s Intention Becoming aware of intention is the key to awakening in moment-to-moment practice. In each situation that calls for our engagement, some inner intention will precede our response. Buddhist psychology teaches that intention is what makes the...
A Meditation on Lovingkindness

A Meditation on Lovingkindness

A Meditation on Lovingkindness This meditation uses words, images, and feelings to evoke a lovingkindness and friendliness toward oneself and others. With each recitation of the phrases, we are expressing an intention, planting the seeds of loving wishes over and over...
Awakening Inner Wisdom to Navigate Through Difficult Times

Awakening Inner Wisdom to Navigate Through Difficult Times

Awakening Inner Wisdom to Navigate Through Difficult Times by Diane Williams When the path ahead is unknown and may even appear menacing, how do we move forward with courage? Is it possible not to react with anger, frustration and sadness when our hopes and dreams...

Bio

About Jack Kornfield Peace comes when our hearts are open like the sky, vast as the ocean. 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...
Nelson Mandela – Freedom of Spirit

Nelson Mandela – Freedom of Spirit

Nelson Mandela – Freedom of Spirit A magnificent light of human spirit was carried by Nelson Mandela to us all. When he walked out of Robben Island prison after 27 years with such dignity, magnanimity and forgiveness he not only created a new South Africa, he...
Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Books If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don’t need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America’s most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons...

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