Pandemic Resources

Video: Dharma Talk & Meditation with Tricycle Magazine

Video: Dharma Talk & Meditation with Tricycle Magazine

Tricycle Online Practice Session with Jack Kornfield from Tricycle on Vimeo. In response to this time of heightened anxiety & isolation due to the COVID–19 heath crisis, Tricycle Magazine is offering free virtual meditations &...

Video: Practices to Steady the Heart with Trudy Goodman

Video: Practices to Steady the Heart with Trudy Goodman

Recorded on 4/4/20. Join me and Trudy Goodman for powerful and caring ways to tend the mind and body, and steady the heart in this uncertain time. We can connect with and support each other through guided meditations, teachings, and...

Navigating Rough Waters

Navigating Rough Waters

  Every morning when the Dalai Lama wakes up, he begins his morning practices with a prayer from Shantideva: “May I be a guard for those who need protection; a guide for those on the path; a boat, a raft, a bridge for those to cross...

FREE Mindfulness Daily Online Course

FREE Mindfulness Daily Online Course

Create a life-changing meditation practice – in less than 15 min a day! Mindfulness Daily is a FREE online guided training, led by Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield, that will help you establish a mindfulness meditation practice. This...

The Bodhisattva Response to Coronavirus

The Bodhisattva Response to Coronavirus

  Dear Friends,We have a choice.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? This only brings more suffering.Or with...

Audio: Compassion in the Time of Coronavirus

Audio: Compassion in the Time of Coronavirus

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.

Audio: A Steady Heart in the Time of Coronavirus #1

Audio: A Steady Heart in the Time of Coronavirus #1

Here is a 13-minute practice to steady your heart in the time of coronavirus. You might also like: A Steady Heart in the Time of Coronavirus #2 Visit the Pandemic Resources page on my website for meditations & other...

When Fear Arises

When Fear Arises

  Little fears cause anxiety, and big fears cause panic.— Chuang TzuAlthough most of us have been deeply conditioned by fear, for the most part we have avoided directly exploring its nature. Because we are not aware of its workings,...

Video: Calm, Clarity, Compassion

Video: Calm, Clarity, Compassion

This is an excerpt of a talk Jack Kornfield gave with environmentalist Paul Hawken on March 2, 2020 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on how to stay grounded and steady as we navigate the spread of the Coronavirus and other challenges.The...

Do Not Despair

Do Not Despair

Many of us wrestle with our response to the sufferings of the country and the world. What can we do in the face of poverty, disease, war, injustice, and environmental devastation? With the torrent of news, it is easy to despair, to become...

Freedom Amid Challenging Times

Freedom Amid Challenging Times

  Modern society is periodically rocked by upheavals, whether by pandemics, war, political turmoil, or powerful economic and environmental challenges. When upheavals happen, we can naturally feel angry or frightened. We worry for our...

Audio: Wisdom In The Midst Of Difficulties

Audio: Wisdom In The Midst Of Difficulties

How can we move through our difficult situations with wisdom and graciousness? This meditation, one of my favorites, shows us how to do so in illuminating, empowering ways. It is almost always helpful.Visit the Pandemic Resources page on...

Audio: Transforming Difficult Emotions

Audio: Transforming Difficult Emotions

In this guided meditation, we will explore how to transform the difficult emotions that arise in our lives. Practicing with the power of loving awareness and interested attention to these intense states in body and heart, we can create a...

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

One of the most difficult things about hard times is that we often feel that we are going through them alone. But we are not alone. In fact, your life itself is only possible because of the thousands of generations before you, survivors...

Transforming Anxiety and Difficult Thoughts

Transforming Anxiety and Difficult Thoughts

In Buddhist psychology, the instructions for thought transformation are very explicit. The Buddha instructs his followers, “Like a skilled carpenter who removes a coarse peg by knocking it out with a fine one, so a person removes a...

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