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Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield

Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield

The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack?s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life?s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.


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Ep. 97 - The First Noble Truth

Jack explores the concept of dukkha, which is the Buddha?s First Noble Truth, and how we can open our hearts to all the joy and suffering of our incarnation.

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Ep. 96 ? An Homage to Goenka

In this special episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack Kornfield honors the life and wisdom of his early Vipassana teacher, S.N. Goenka.

S.N. Goenka was a pioneer in making Vipassana meditation widely available to a secular audience. Over 170 meditation centers have been established around the globe in his honor. Goenka was an inspiration and teacher to thousands of students from around the world, including Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Ram Dass, Daniel Goleman, and many other western spiritual leaders. Discover the legacy of S.N. Goenka:

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Ep. 95 - Poetry in Dharma with Alison Luterman

Poet Alison Luterman joins Jack for a beautiful duet as the two take turns reading poetry and talking about the power of words and creativity.

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Ep. 94 ? The Dharma of Climate Change

With an open heart and clear vision, Jack talks about the difficult subject of climate change, our deep connection to the natural world, and how we can make a difference with love and compassion.

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Ep. 93 ? Mindfulness, Identity, and Incarnation

In this dharma talk, Jack uses the topic of identity as a lens to understand the practice of mindfulness and explore the beautiful mystery of this incarnation.

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Ep. 92 ? Stories That Open the Mind, Mend the Heart and Lead to Joy

In this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast Jack Kornfield shares stories that open the mind, mend the heart and lead us to joy. 

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Ep. 91 ? Living with a Peaceful Heart

Jack Kornfield gives a beautiful dharma talk about the quality of equanimity and how this ever-changing world needs people whose hearts are at peace.

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Ep. 90 ? Healing Through Loving Awareness

In this talk, Jack Kornfield shares wisdom on the quality of mindful loving awareness that brings both healing and liberation.

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Ep. 89 ? Searching Inside Yourself w/ Chade-Meng Tan

Jack is joined on stage by Chade-Meng Tan for an exploration of how spiritual practice and the search inside ourselves can guide us through our human predicament.

Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is an award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader, movie producer, and philanthropist. Meng led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course at Google called Search Inside Yourself and is work has received eight nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Ep. 88 - Realizing, Overcoming, Liberating

This time on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack Kornfield shares teachings from The Buddha about the process of realizing, overcoming and liberating that comes from mindfulness practice.

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Ep. 87 ? Uncovering Life?s Beauty with Poetry & Art

Jack Kornfield reflects on the beauty of life and the true nature of the Self that is revealed through poetry and art.


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Ep. 86 ? Entering with an Awakened Heart

In this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack shares what the story of the bodhisattva Vimalakirti can teach us about meeting the difficulties of life with an awakened heart.

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Ep. 85 ? Enlightenments

This week on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack looks at the many enlightenments that each of us is capable of and explores why the possibility of liberation is such a taboo in many circles.

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Ep. 84 ? Tag Team Dharma with Sylvia Boorstein

Jack Kornfield shares a conversation with Sylvia Boorstein around taking the Bodhisattva vow and staying in touch with our Buddha nature as we navigate our journey of awakening.

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Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, Ph.D. is the author of numerous books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice, including That?s Funny, You Don?t Look Buddhist and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life. She is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Sylvia has been teaching nationally and internationally since 1985. Her personal emphasis in teaching is the integration of mindfulness into everyday life.

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Ep. 83 ? A Story of Inspiration and Wisdom

Jack shares the story of the Buddha?s final days and teachings, a story of inspiration and wisdom that offers a bigger picture of our place in things.

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Ep. 82 ? Respect for All

This time on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack examines the inner beauty and liberation that comes from cultivating respect for all beings.


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Ep. 81 - Fostering Creativity

Jack Kornfield explores the liberation available when we cultivate our creativity through the practices of an open heart.

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Ep. 80 ? Big Sky Meditation

This week on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack introduces us to a particularly beautiful practice, known as the Big Sky Meditation, that guides us into a quality of presence that is entered through the doorway of sound.

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Ep. 79 - Remembering Ajahn Chah

On this special episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack reflects on the life and teachings of his teacher Ajahn Chah.

Find show notes and links for this episode here: Chah

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Ep. 78 - Nachiketa and the Lord of Death

On this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack shares the adventure of Nachiketa and the Lord of Death and examines the lessons it has to teach about our own journey of awakening. 

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Ep. 77 - Path of Inner Development

In this talk, Jack looks at how the path of inner development can help us navigate life's difficulties.

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Ep. 76 - The Three Gateways to Freedom

This week, Jack gives a talk exploring the different dimensions of mindfulness as gateways to freedom. 

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Ep. 75 - Opening to Generosity

Jack examines what happens when we open ourselves to generosity through sharing our gifts and by receiving the kindness of others gracefully.  


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Ep. 74 ? The Heart of Compassion

This time on the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack invites us to explore the quality of the awakened heart known as Metta.

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Ep. 73 - The Garden of the Heart

On this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack looks at the way we tend to the garden of the heart with mindfulness and meditation practice.

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Ep. 72 ? Exploring the Eightfold Path

In this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast, Jack explores the liberation offered by the Noble Eightfold Path.

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Ep. 71 - The Essence of Buddhist Psychology: Cultivating Loving Awareness

Jack Kornfield continues with part two of his Essence of Buddhist Psychology series by examining the quality of compassion necessary to cultivate mindfulness and loving awareness.

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Ep. 70 - The Essence of Buddhist Psychology: Part One

This week Jack begins a multi-part series that explores the essence of Buddhist psychology.

Jack?s teaching looks at how Buddhist psychology can help us live amidst the reality of impermanence by cultivating inner peace and equanimity.  

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Ep. 69 - A Foundation of Resolve

This week, Jack examines the quality of resolve and dedication known as adhitth?na, one of the ten p?ramit?s in the Buddhist tradition.

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Ep. 68 - Path of Joy

On this episode of the Heart Wisdom Hour, Jack looks at how the depth of meditation leads us on the Bodhisattva path of service, love and joy.


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Ep. 67 - Who Am I?

On this episode, Jack looks at how the practice of loving-awareness allows a profound shift of identity from a small limited sense of self to one of spacious wisdom.


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Ep. 66 ? Levels of Liberation

This week, Jack examines how the deepening levels of mindfulness and Loving Awareness can free the heart and mind.

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Ep. 65 - Dharma in Uncertain Times with Trudy Goodman

Jack is joined by Trudy Goodman for discussion about practicing mindfulness and Dharma in uncertain times. 


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Ep. 64 - Mystery

On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack embraces the great mystery of life and freedom it offers.


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Ep. 63 - The Perfection of Patience

This week, Jack reflects on the Ten Perfections of Buddhism and Khanti, the perfection of patience.


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Ep. 62 - Energy to Awaken

On this episode, Jack helps us find the energy to awaken by exploring the practice of Right Effort.


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Ep. 61 - Letting Go

On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack helps us better navigate the mysteries of life and death by letting go of our attachments.


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Ep. 60 - Vastness and Love

On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack explores the threefold training in Buddhism which shows us the vastness and love within when we quiet ourselves.

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Ep. 59 ? A Bodhisattva in the World

Live from the Spring Insight Meditation Retreat at Spirit Rock, Jack gives us practices to walk our own Bodhisattva path. A Bodhisattva is one who has tread the path to freedom laid out by the Buddha and dedicates their life to sharing that with the world. On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack shows us ways to find the Bodhisattva within us all and the gateway to liberation.
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Ep. 58 - Frank Ostaseski: Starting with the Fruit

Jack is joined live on stage with Frank Ostaseski to talk about rethinking our perspective on life and death and starting with the fruit of practice.
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Ep. 57 - Surprising Delights of Renunciation

On this episode of the Heart Wisdom podcast, Jack shares the surprising delights of renunciation. It may be difficult to equate happiness and renunciation. This week, Jack helps us realize the surprising delights of renunciation, and where in our life we can already find this happiness.
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Ep. 56 - The Joy of Virtue

This week on Heart Wisdom, Jack discusses the joy of virtue. Virtue is one of the many qualities essential to the awakening of one's true nature. Jack breaks virtue down to its most fundamental levels and shares the joy of virtue and living a life of integrity.
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Ep. 55 - Seeing Anew

This week, Jack speaks about renewal and seeing anew. By shifting our perspective on our own experience, we can better understand the world around us. Jack shows the importance of becoming the witness and seeing anew.
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Ep. 54 - The Seat of Awakening

On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack explores what it means to take the seat of awakening. Jack tells the story of the Buddha's literal and figurative seat of awakening. The seat of awakening is the place from which our spiritual path begins. Jack prepares for the trials and temptations along the path and offers a look at the rewards that await us.
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Ep 53 - Wounds and Gifts with Duncan Trussell and Raghu Markus

Jack sits down with Raghu Markus and Duncan Trussell to talk about finding gifts in suffering that transform how we interact with the world. This podcast was recorded at the 2016 Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat, where the theme was finding the beloved and touching the compassionate heart. Jack, Raghu, and Duncan share stories and perspective on searching for love in dark times. They remind us that out of our deepest wounds and insecurities are born our greatest gifts.
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Ep. 52 - Inspired Leadership

On this episode, Jack speaks about the different aspects of inspired leadership and how to cultivate them in our lives. Jack explores the natural perfections of the heart and how to listen to the leader inside you. We also hear three stories of inspired leadership expressed through dedication, love, and equanimity.
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Ep. 51 - Identity and Freedom

Jack delivers a talk on how identity leads us to suffer and shares the Buddha's path towards freedom from that suffering.   The Buddha's teachings are a path to end suffering. Part of this is our identity, which is caused by our clinging to impermanence. Jack shares these teachings, along with an ethical system which enables us to let go of our suffering by living with integrity.  
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Ep. 50 - The Bodhisattva and the Power of Intention

On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack helps us figure out how to come back to our lives after a retreat, explores the power of intention, and the role of the Bodhisattva.
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Ep. 49 - The Feminine in Buddhism

This week, Jack discusses the divine feminine along with the past and present roles of women in the Buddhist tradition. We each carry within us both the masculine and feminine nature. Jack explores the Buddha's teaching on the matter and what it is to embrace them.
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Ep. 48 ? Tending Yourself, Tending to the World

In light of the political ?bread and circus? happening in America, leading up to the 2016 presidential elections, Jack shares stories and wisdom on the topic of tending ourselves and tending the world. On this episode of Heart Wisdom, Jack explores how tending to injustices big and small and do all we can to ease the suffering of others. ?The one who awakens shines with a radiance of spirit. Come out and shine like the moon, but first, quiet yourself. Quiet the mind, tend the heart, and come back to yourself. Let what is beautiful in you have space, to be heard and listened to, and blossom. ? ? The Buddha
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