Podcasts & Dharma Talks

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. We are...

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, when...

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 carry from our...

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...

Mystery & Compassion – Heart Wisdom – Episode 04

Jack discusses the fundamental mystery that is our human incarnation, and the methods we can utilize to stay close to that immense presence. Meditation isn’t necessarily about having a mystical experience, but about coming back into the natural mysterious experience...

Karma and the Power of Intention – Heart Wisdom – Episode 03

One of the most important tools for navigating through our complicated existence is the understanding of Karma. We consistently create patterns in our lives but often fail to see the cause and effect relationship that unfolds. Karma speaks to the way in which we...

Impermanence – Heart Wisdom – Episode 01

Jack discusses how to navigate change in relation to the Buddhist concept of impermanence. He touches on the importance of meditation in cultivating a healthier perspective toward change. When we are quiet, we can rest in loving awareness and see our true nature from...

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