Love your fear – Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield was my first important teacher. I used to see him weekly at Spirit Rock later on as well. This video is in keeping with my practice of embracing all that arises within. Fear here can be translated to “anxiety,” which is the clinical term for fear which everyone at one time or another […]

A Path with Heart — Loving Kindess with Jack Kornfield

Among meditation teachers I have met and worked with in person, Jack Kornfield is perhaps my most influential meditation teacher though he was not my first. I read his book A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, years before I met him. He is a kind and loving, […]

What is Love? What is Trust?

Jack Kornfield and Brother David Steindl-Rast are two of my favorite men in the world (along with Gabor Mate). Love seeing them together here. At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the renowned authors and religious teachers define love and trust, and explore the relationship between these two critical concepts … [click on title to read and view more]

Metta meditation (lovingkindness) a bit of direction and a lovely video too

Today I’m sharing a lovely little video a friend shared with me showing a simple metta (lovingkindness) meditation and then directions for the same featuring Jack Kornfield’s work. The video is new to the blog, the directions from Jack are something I’ve shared before. I’m sharing it again as lovingkindess meditation can be very powerful and healing both. The video is really beautiful as well. The directions by Jack Kornfield go deeper into ways of expanding the practice. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Metta meditation: really beautiful animated video and directions for practice

Today I’m sharing a lovely little video a friend shared with me showing a simple metta (lovingkindness) meditation and then directions for the same featuring Jack Kornfield’s work. The video is new to the blog, the directions from Jack are something I’ve shared before. I’m sharing it again as lovingkindess meditation can be very powerful and healing both. The video is really beautiful as well. The directions by Jack Kornfield go deeper into ways of expanding the practice. … [click on title to read the rest]

How to be in the darkness

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.” … [click on title to read the rest]

Saturday mellow meditation

The audio on this video is by one of my meditation teachers. I used to meditate with Jack Kornfield frequently on Monday nights and did a couple of short retreats with him when I lived near his center and before that I had read his work.

This is a nice little guided meditation. Enjoy.

Saturday mellow meditation

I used to meditate with Jack Kornfield frequently on Monday nights and did a couple of short retreats with him when I lived near his center and before that I had read his work.

This is a nice little guided meditation. Enjoy.

Embracing darkness and shadow that we might also be light and joy

Here’s the thing…in as much as we cannot abide the pain in others we are unawake to that pain within us…heal ourselves we heal the whole … people who studiously avoid the “negative” are missing out on their own healing…we don’t need to go look for it, but avoidance is denial. … those who need love most…are the ones we studiously avoid …the “difficult” people who’ve been hurt in ways we can’t abide…sometimes others find me to be that person…most readers of this blog perhaps have felt rejected in this way too at one time or another.