From Shambala Sun I found this guided meditation by Jack Kornfield. I think of him as the first person (teacher) who truly opened up the possibilities of meditation to me many years ago. I lived very near his center at the time and was lucky enough to be able visit Monday nights for meditation and a dharma talk with Jack and also do a retreat with him. I’ve remained very fond of him and feel he helped me find some foundational strengths for all I’ve been through in the last few years.
You can sample his gentle guidance here:
He’s written a new book that includes guided meditations of which the above is one.
A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times — When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? How do we make our way with courage and dignity? “Inside each of us is an eternal light that I call ‘the One Who Knows,’” writes Jack Kornfield. “Awakening to this wisdom can help us find our way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness.” For anyone seeking answers during a time of trial, he offers A Lamp in the Darkness, a book-and-CD program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and special guided meditations for skillfully navigating life’s inevitable storms.”
See also other posts on grief, mourning and despair:
- You can’t heal what you don’t feel – a favorite — the title has become a mantra of mine when I need to process dark emotions or even physical pain that comes from trauma
More posts with Jack Kornfield on Beyond Meds here.