You are not alone. In fact, your life itself is only possible because of the thousands of generations before you, survivors who have carried the lamp of humanity through difficult times from one generation to another.
Living our highest intentions can happen in great ways or in what may seem small—yet critical—ways of refusing to be conquered by the difficulties that come to us in our lives.
When fear arises, whether it’s fear of pain, fear of certain emotions, or fear of death, the meditation practice of mindful loving awareness invites us to explore and understand fear itself.
You may ask: what’s the point of meditating when the world is on fire? Jack has extremely satisfying and practical answers.
Who you are is so much bigger than the emotions that come—and we live in a culture that doesn’t understand emotional mastery.
The most profound healing comes when we see one another with the eyes of love, when we see the secret beauty of that person in front of us, and they recognize that they’ve been seen.
Jack Kornfield on the Mindrolling Podcast with Raghu Markus – Ep. 371 – Transparent to Love: Ram Dass Stories
Jack Kornfield visits Mindrolling to share stories about Ram Dass and how he ultimately became transparent to love.
In this 12-minute episode, celebrated Buddhist mindfulness teacher Jack Kornfield offers up a lovingkindness meditation from Omega’s 2013 Neuroscience of Well-being, Mindfulness & Love Workshop in New York City.
During this podcast, we discuss links between Buddhism and psychology in terms of healing and self; the problem of spiritual bypassing; how to work with difficulties through allowing and gratitude; and more.
The Buddhist approach to this collective suffering is to turn toward it. We understand that genuine happiness and meaning will come through tending to suffering. We overcome our own despair by helping others to overcome theirs.
The way of the bodhisattva is one of the most radical and powerful of all Buddhist forms of practice. It is radical because it states that the fulfillment of our happiness comes only from serving the welfare of others as well as ourself.
When you’re gripped by anxiety, fear, grief or dread, how do you escape? It can happen in the span of a few breaths, according to meditation experts Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman.
In this dharma talk, we discuss the classic teaching of the 11th-century sage Atisha known as the “Seven Points of Mind Training.”
This healing meditation includes some guided imagery and visualization.
Dan Harris and I discuss how to use meditation to embrace uncertainty, the importance of getting in touch with your own “tainted glory,” and why we shouldn’t fear the schmaltz.
The value of our harshest difficulties is how honestly they cause us to question, how they intensify our courage and bring alive our deepest inner purpose, how they reawaken our soul’s task on earth.
However difficult the times, suffering is not the end of the story—love is. May your spirit be strong. May you be safe and protected. May you be filled with deep healing. May you be held by love.
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...
Trudy Goodman, Duncan Trussell & Jack Kornfield discuss the coronavirus pandemic. April 10, 2020
A special conversation with Josefa Rangel, M.D., and Taoist master Cain Carroll.
This talk & meditation addresses heightened anxiety & isolation due to the COVID–19 heath crisis.
Join me and Trudy Goodman for powerful and caring ways to tend the mind and body, and steady the heart in this uncertain time.
Video Series: Awakening Presence & Love During This Time of Global Crisis with Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach
If ever there’s been a time for us to nourish our connection with each other and to explore the ways we can deepen our love and presence, this is it.
Rick Rubin and Jack discuss the pandemic and Jack leads two short meditations on Rick’s podcast “Broken Record.”
How can we stay grounded during these difficult times?
During times of difficulty, it is crucial to find ways to steady the heart, to connect compassionately with ourselves and with each other.
You might also like: A Steady Heart in the Time of Coronavirus #1 Visit the Pandemic Resources page on my website for meditations & other materials.
Epidemics, like earthquakes, tornadoes and floods are part of the cycle of life on planet Earth. How will we respond? With greed, hatred, fear and ignorance? Or with generosity, clarity, steadiness and love? This is the time for love.
How can we mindfully navigate difficult times? With Dan Harris, Ten Percent Happier Live on 3/20/20.
The purpose of a retreat is to follow a formal rhythm of practice that allows you to center yourself, tend your body, quiet your mind, see the present circumstances with clarity and freedom, and open your heart.
This 13-minute practice is a way to hold yourself and all those around you in a heart of compassion.Visit the Pandemic Resources page on my website for meditations & other materials.
Here is a 13-minute practice to steady your heart in the time of coronavirus.
Jack Kornfield on The Tim Ferriss Show-How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos Ep. 414
“No matter how often I meditate, there are times when I struggle, and this week is one of them.”—Tim Ferriss
We can choose to live in our fears, confusion, and worries, or to stay in the essence of our practice, center ourselves, and be the ones that demonstrate patience, compassion, mindfulness, and mutual care.
Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that in uncertain times, our own steadiness can become a sanctuary for others.
How can we move through our difficult situations with wisdom and graciousness? This meditation, one of my favorites, shows us how to do so.
Practicing with the power of loving awareness and interested attention to intense states in body and heart, we can create a field of deep understanding and transformation.
The transformation practice is simply to set a powerful new intention. We can see that certain thoughts are unbidden, impersonal, and unhealthy thoughts are painful and do not have our best interest in mind.
Having a hard day? Try this meditation and visualization. The compassion and clarity we seek is within us—it is our true nature.