Jack Kornfield, PhD

Residential Retreat Teacher

Jack trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a father, husband, and activist. His books include A Path with Heart; Buddha's Little Instruction Book; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace; The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology; and Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are.

When you learn to step back and become loving awareness itself, you become a model of how to live in this magnificent and troubled human incarnation. We human beings have suffered wars and environmental disasters, earthquakes and typhoons, tornadoes and pandemics. We know how to do this. We know how to keep our hearts steady and calm. We know how to see that we're woven together in this mystery. Then we can respond—not with fear or ambition, and not with optimism or pessimism, both of which are just ideas. We can respond with the heart.
 
Jack Kornfield, Loving Witness

Jack Kornfield's Upcoming Drop-Ins

Drop-in Online

Monday, July 22 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Monday Night Meditation & Talk

For over 35 years, the Monday Night sitting group at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha, and practice Insight Meditation together as a community. The program includes a 30-40 min guided meditation, a short break, and a Dharma talk.

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Drop-in Online

Monday, August 19 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Monday Night Meditation & Talk

For over 35 years, the Monday Night sitting group at Spirit Rock has been a welcoming refuge to gather, hear the teachings of the Buddha, and practice Insight Meditation together as a community. The program includes a 30-40 min guided meditation, a short break, and a Dharma talk.

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Jack Kornfield through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.