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Video: Quiet Mind, Steady Heart Meditation

Video: Quiet Mind, Steady Heart Meditation

During these challenging times it’s important to steady our hearts so we can tend ourselves and then respond and tend the world around us from a place of a wiser, more peaceful heart.

Video: How We Keep Our Mind, How We Steady Our Heart

Video: How We Keep Our Mind, How We Steady Our Heart

This is a time when the veils have been lifted—with the pandemic, climate change, & calls for justice we see that we are not separate. When we meditate from a place of “don’t know mind,” not clinging to our view of what we think is supposed to be right, we start to see that our heart is big enough to hold it all.

Video: Listening with the Heart Dharma Talk

Video: Listening with the Heart Dharma Talk

What these divisive times call for more than anything else is an ability to listen with the heart. The Buddha explained that if the members of a society come together and listen to each other in harmony and with respect for one another, they will prosper and not decline.

Video: Listening with the Heart Meditation

Video: Listening with the Heart Meditation

Meditation is a deep listening with the body, heart and mind to find a graciousness, wisdom, and ease amidst all the change around us. Invite a sense of calm and steadiness with each breath. You are the loving awareness that is tuning in. What does your heart most want you to remember, care for, tend?

Video: Suffering Is Not the End of the Story

Video: Suffering Is Not the End of the Story

Suffering is not the end of the story. We can get lost in our suffering. But we can also be witness to bravery and the possibility of life. Mindfulness can help us live wisely amidst difficulties.

Video: Calm and Ease Meditation

Video: Calm and Ease Meditation

This meditation is for calming your heart and mind. Steady yourself by relaxing into the breath. When your breath becomes soft, let your attention become gentle and careful, as soft as the breath itself. You will find awareness of the breath helping to steady and quiet your whole body and mind.

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: Compassion & Equanimity Meditation

Video: Compassion & 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: What the World Needs Now: Courage, Mindfulness, and Love

Video: What the World Needs Now: Courage, Mindfulness, and Love

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: 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.

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: 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: Love Dharma Talk

Video: Love Dharma Talk

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: Right Effort

Video: 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: Wise Leadership

Video: Wise Leadership

The qualities of leadership taught by the Buddha are: generosity, integrity, non-harming, steadiness, sacrifice, patience, inclusiveness, vision, trust and loving awareness.

Video: What Makes a Wise & Just Society?

Video: What Makes a Wise & Just Society?

How can we mindfully navigate this life? The outer developments of humanity must be matched by inner developments. At this time, we are, as the first chairman of the joint chiefs of staff [Omar Bradley] said, "a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." There is a...

Video: Seeing Anew

Video: Seeing Anew

Meditation can help us release old habits of mind and see life in a new way.

Video: Generosity Dharma Talk

Video: Generosity Dharma Talk

  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...

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