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Video: The Peaceful Heart

Video: The Peaceful Heart

This dharma talk explores how the combination of compassion and equanimity can give rise to a peaceful heart even in times of turmoil and great change.

Video: Equanimity Meditation

Video: Equanimity Meditation

Equanimity is often taught as a complement to the practices of lovingkindness and compassion because it’s understood in Buddhist psychology that if we only practice lovingkindness and compassion, we can mistakenly get attached to the way we think things are supposed to be.

Video: Love in Action

Video: Love in Action

Enjoy this free replay of a remarkable evening of shared teachings during which author and activist Valarie Kaur, mindfulness coach George Mumford, meditation teacher Tara Brach and I discussed love in action—how we can create a more caring, equitable and joyful world.

Video: Heart of Compassion Meditation

Video: Heart of Compassion Meditation

Compassion is the tenderness of the heart when it encounters suffering. For the circle of compassion to flow it requires the care of those suffering around you but that circle must include one other being–yourself.

Video: Timeless Teachings in a Time of Pandemic

Video: Timeless Teachings in a Time of Pandemic

In this dharma talk, we discuss these 7 teachings of Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian sage: Explore the nature of timeless awareness. Don’t be swayed by outer circumstances. Be grateful to everyone. Consider all phenomena to be dreams. Don’t brood over the faults of others. Rely on a joyful heart and mind. Don’t expect a standing ovation.

Video: Courage in Our Difficult Time

Video: Courage in Our Difficult Time

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. In willingly facing the unknown, we offer trust in a greater...

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 & dharma talks via Zoom. Here's my...

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 community conversation.Visit the...

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 need for the Dharma is...

Video: Recording the Mindrolling Podcast (#223) with Raghu Markus

Video: Recording the Mindrolling Podcast (#223) with Raghu Markus

If you tend your inner life by taking time to meditate and connecting with your body and heart, after a while your nervous system learns to settle down more and you can return to that place. From the place of stillness, you can see more clearly and you can love more...

Video: Spirit Rock Mon. Night Talk on Love

Video: Spirit Rock Mon. Night Talk on Love

This is the last talk of ten. Throughout 2017, Jack spoke about the ten paramis, or perfections of a buddha: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, right effort, patience, truthfulness, resolve, equanimity, and loving-kindness. The effort in our own lives to...

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 integrity. Yet only forgiveness and...

Video: Spirit Rock Mon. Night Talk on Right Effort

Video: Spirit Rock Mon. Night Talk on Right Effort

Throughout 2017, Jack spoke about the ten paramis, or perfections of a buddha: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, right effort, patience, truthfulness, resolve, equanimity, and loving-kindness. The effort in our own lives to develop these paramis should not...

Video: Living a Full Life

Video: Living a Full Life

Jack Kornfield and Frank Ostaseski discuss what it means to live a full life during a Monday night dharma talk at Spirit Rock. "In any moment, we can be truly present, loving and free. This is our birthright—no one can imprison our spirit. "When you practice insight...

Video: Learning to Surf

Video: Learning to Surf

With mindfulness, we are learning to observe in a new way, with balance and a powerful disidentification. We can begin to sense and observe the changing mind, body, and heart the way a meteorologist observes changes in the weather: ‘‘It’s cloudy, the barometer is...

Video: Exploring the Shadow (Wisdom 2.0)

Video: Exploring the Shadow (Wisdom 2.0)

Robert Johnson, the noted Jungian analyst, acknowledges how difficult it is for many of us to believe in our goodness.We more easily take our worst fears and thoughts to be who we are, the unacknowledged traits called our “shadow” by Jung. “Curiously,” writes Johnson,...

Video: Spirit Rock Mon. Night Talk on Generosity

Video: Spirit Rock Mon. Night Talk on Generosity

Notice how love, generosity, flexibility, ease, and simplicity are natural to us. These states are important to notice. They give us trust in our original goodness, our own Buddha nature. To reawaken our sense of abundance, Buddhist psychology offers deliberate...

Video: Conversation on Grateful Living with Brother David

Video: Conversation on Grateful Living with Brother David

Jack sat down with Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, to discuss the topic of grateful living. BROTHER DAVID STEINDL-RAST : Gratefulness is there from the very beginning, because it is always a loving listening to whatever comes your way, and if you...

Video: Jack Kornfield on Oprah’s “SuperSoul Sunday”

Video: Jack Kornfield on Oprah’s “SuperSoul Sunday”

Jack sat down with Oprah on "SuperSoul Sunday" and answered the questions: What is Buddhism? How can it help your daily life? Is it a religion? And what does the statue we always see really represent? Jack discusses the steps involved in mindful living and offers...

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