Jack Kornfield: "Mindfulness, Love and Graceful Living in Fast Times"
Join us for an evening with Jack Kornfield PhD, one of the senior Buddhist teachers in America. Modern neuroscience and mindfulness have come together to show how we can live a wise and compassionate life. This is what the Dalai Lama calls learning "the science of mind." With clear teachings, systematic practices and practical stories we will explore the essence of Buddhist training, developing simple and necessary tools for navigating modern times with wisdom. We will learn to apply the foundations of mindfulness to our body, feelings, mind and relationships. And understand the complementary training of the heart in lovingkindness for healing and well-being. Through the power of mindfulness, inner courage and loving awareness we will discover the possibility of resilience and gracious amidst life's inevitable changes.
Jack Kornfield PhD trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967 he studied under the Thai Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, and the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Kornfield co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Kornfield has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father and activist. His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. They include, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace and his most recent book, Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are.