Podcasts & Dharma Talks

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 43 – Respect and Dignity

Mindfulness consistently returns us to a radical capacity for presence that can truly change our lives for the better. The natural freedom revealed through the quality of compassionate awareness is itself an act of respect. The understanding and integration of right...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 42 – The Perfume of Dharma

A timely discussion about the rapid expansion of mindfulness practice and the importance and value in sharing our own stories for the well-being of others. Awareness, in all forms, is what brings us into the heart of our own...

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 to fully grok the necessity for and value...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 40 – Buddha’s Last Teachings

During the last year of his life, the Buddha imparted many teachings to his followers and future seekers on the path. Guidance for practice, and instructions for building and sustaining wise relationships were the focus of these final offerings. The power of mythology...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 39 – Emptiness and the Power of Love

An exploration of the ways in which the quiet mind and open heart lead to wisdom, depth, and love. Our practice itself is an act of Love that gives us the ability to be present for all of humanity. Our growing capacity to feel our joys and sorrows allows us to live...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 37 – Awakening is Always Possible

The possibility of awakening exists in every moment, and in every circumstance. Liberation comes not through suppression or by fighting against ourselves, but rather by resting where we are, at peace with the world as it is. We can all sense the potential for bringing...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 36 – The Ten Perfections

The Ten Perfections within Buddhism naturally arise in the stillness and steadiness of our practice. These qualities can be developed and applied in any situation and are extremely useful in bringing the path of awakening into everyday life. They are not meant to be a...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 35 – Wisdom & the Characteristics of Life

In embracing our humanity, we move into the pure awareness of our own true nature, learning to live wisely and discovering freedom and compassion regardless of circumstance. The path is not about attainment, but rather an opportunity to recognize the patterns of life...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 34 – Emptiness, Creativity and Joy

The beauty of the awakened mind and heart arises naturally when we can empty ourselves of the burden of identity. The reality of the present is all there is, and in fully embodying this understanding we move into an open and spacious realm of creative insight and...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 33 – Compassion as We Take Action

Here is a tender web of allegorical expression regarding our natural call toward compassionate action. We learn to not seek satisfaction in the results, but in the value, rightness and truth of the work itself. We can’t bring the rain, but we can offer to plant the...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 32 – The Fruits of Practice

In practice there is an invitation to shift from the real-time experiences to the spacious and open heart of wisdom, ease, and graciousness. Through dedication to our practice we begin to find the trust necessary to remain present no matter the circumstance. As this...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 31 – Loving Kindness

The mysterious quality we call Love involves stepping out of the body of fear and allowing something bigger to be born in us, all the while acknowledging and loving that smaller sense of self. Though we understand it to be our true nature, we must also recognize the...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 30 – Joys of The Awakened Heart

In meditation and in our spiritual life there grows a kind of trust in our capacity to open, to change, and to transform no matter the circumstances we face. The shift of identity comes in recognizing that the smaller sense of self is not who we really are. The...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 29 – Freedom and The Way It Is (Part 2)

Jack continues his discourse on the nature of the freedom that is our true being. It does not arrive through the rearranging of circumstance or the discipline of self-improvement, but in the acknowledgment and allowing of all of life’s movements. The aim is not...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 28 – Freedom and The Way It Is (Part 1)

Freedom is not found in certainty, but in the wisdom that comes from seeing and embracing life as it is. Jack explores the different ways that freedom can be embodied and fully represented through the nobility of Spirit that is born into every being. When we uncover...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 27 – The Power of Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is the journey of renewal, an opportunity to shift and broaden our perspective of the world around us. Through this active form of spiritual practice we are able to step out of the smaller envelope of identity in order to witness and embrace more of life’s...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 26 – When Love Meets Sorrow

  “When Love meets sorrow it becomes compassion” As we become silent we start to awaken to the mystery of this human realm. We begin to open to and acknowledge all of the unfinished business that often permeates our being. Through practice we can learn to offer...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 25 – The Wisdom of Uncertainty

“What we’re looking for is where we are.” Dharma speaks to the ways in which we choose to navigate the uncertainty of our time on this planet. Can we learn to live in joy amongst all that this great unknowing has to offer? Jack guides us through some of the key...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 24 – Gates of Awakening

A spacious walk through the shifts of identity that often occur as we move from the smaller sense of self into that place of loving awareness, the ‘one who knows’. This opening can be understood as the entrance point to Awakening. Though it may be unfamiliar and often...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 23 – Garden of the Heart

Spiritual practice requires of us a kind and devoted attention to the opening of the body as well as the heart. We cultivate the necessary space through a quieting of the mind, and invite a sense of compassion and openness into the heart. We can then listen to better...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 22 – Bodhisattva

What attitude can we carry into a world of conflict and difficulty that will allow us to treasure and fully embody the work we do in practice? In this talk, Jack details the teachings of the Bodhisattva – a commitment to the welfare and awakening of all beings....

Heart Wisdom Podcast – Ep. 21 – What Changes Us

The spiritual path seems as much a journey of becoming who we are, rather than attaining some elevated sense of self. But what circumstances must arise in order for us to honor our particular incarnation, and to then do something beautiful with it? Crisis, trauma, and...

Heart Wisdom Podcast – Ep. 20 – Poetry & Beauty

The heart needs poetry much like the Earth needs rain. It is the music, the harmony, and the bearer of truth throughout our life’s journey. To uncover our poetic sensibility is to begin to find the rhythm of language that matches the beauty of the world around...

Heart Wisdom Podcast – Ep. 19 – Buddhist Psychology

Our experience of life is described as a river that we embody, that we are a part of, rather than simply living in. Awareness is ever-present, as we learn to become mindful of our experiences without becoming lost in them. Our state of mind determines our relationship...

Heart Wisdom Podcast – Episode 18 – Redemption

Ancient Buddhist tales of redemption are recounted to encourage our understanding that it is never too late to start anew. The object of meditation is to sit in the midst of this mysterious human incarnation and to hold it with mercy and compassion. We then discover...

Heart Wisdom – Episode 17 – Duncan Part Deux

Jack sits down with, Duncan Trussell for part two of their conversation. To listen to the first part head on over to Duncan’s site. Subscribe to Jack Kornfield – Heart Wisdom: iTunes –...

Heart Wisdom – Ep. 16 – Factors of Enlightenment

Our fundamental wakefulness can be described by certain qualities of enlightenment that speak to our inherent nobility. It is in the remembering of these factors that we can taste the freedom of reconnecting with the openness and luminosity of mind that is our true...

The Awakened Heart – Heart Wisdom – Episode 15

We all carry questions about our lives and how we might find relief from the struggles we encounter throughout our mysterious incarnations. Who are we and how can we come to understand what it truly means to embody our deeper self? The original nature of consciousness...

Simplicity and Sympathy – Heart Wisdom – Episode 14

The spirit of simplicity, presence and sympathy of heart can carry us through the most difficult and beautiful of times. When we learn to make peace with the way life is, with the understanding that this capacity is our own true nature, then we fully embody the...

Joy and Its Causes – Heart Wisdom – Episode 13

Mudita is the joy and happiness experienced for oneself and others. This joy is born into everyone, but is not limited to the innocence afforded in childhood. It is alive in all of us, and mindfulness is the gateway. Meditation allows us to be present for ourselves,...

The One Who Knows – Heart Wisdom – Episode 12

Behind all the drama of our lives, there is something unchanging and ever-present, for everyone to discover. Our methods and practices point us in the direction of this awakening, as we move from reaction to compassion. Nothing left out, and no one to blame,...

Freedom of the Heart – Heart Wisdom – Episode 11

The vastness of the human heart is as timeless as it is profound. No matter the circumstance, we can choose to remain openhearted, knowing that the possibility of freedom is available to everyone. Episode Outline: Your Heart is Free – The choice is ours to make,...

Nothing Left Out – Heart Wisdom – Episode 10

‘It’s not the future of humanity, but the presence of eternity’. With this in mind, we begin to understand the necessity for acceptance, in all aspects of our experience. The invitation offered through meditation is all-inclusive; no matter what we...

Through the Eyes of Wisdom – Heart Wisdom – Episode 09

Wisdom is eternally gracious; it sees the world as it is, vast and ever changing. It allows us to become ourselves, to awaken to the actual experience of existence, without getting caught in it. We eventually recognize our shared experience, and a natural sense of...

Transforming Darkness – Heart Wisdom – Episode 08

In attempting to draw light into our lives, we inevitably encounter the intrinsic darkness that surrounds our existence. Our task, as honorable beings, is to avoid letting the ignorant darkness take over our hearts, while simultaneously not averting our gaze. In...

Holding Identity Lightly – Heart Wisdom – Episode 07

Consciousness itself is the witness to our lives, and we are born with it, in its purest form. It knows that what we often identify with is not who we truly are. The practices of compassion, mindfulness and loving awareness invite a profound shift of identity, from...

Trauma & Freedom – Heart Wisdom – Episode 05

Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and as human beings we are all vulnerable to its potential effects. But how can we meet trauma with tenderness and courage? Healing is so often a precursor to the practice of liberation itself, but true release requires a...

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