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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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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.

    Ep. 166 – The Buddha’s Last Teachings

    Ep. 166 – The Buddha’s Last Teachings

    Gather around for story time as Jack Kornfield offers a dharma talk centered around the Mahāparinibbāṇa Sutta, which contains the teachings from the last year of the Buddha’s life.

    This dharma talk was originally live-streamed by Spirit Rock on 8/22/22

    Find more teaching from Jack Kornfield at jackkornfield.com.

    “Because it’s the shaking of the foundation of all the ground that we stand on. Enlightenment, the teachings of birth and death, the earthquake says this is what wakes us from the dream of separateness and solidity. There’s something greater here in this human incarnation. Who are you really? Remember. You are consciousness itself born into this body. You are the witness to it all. And the earthquake reminds you of this.” – Jack Kornfield

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 165 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Concentration

    Ep. 165 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Concentration

    Proceeding with the practice in daily life series, Jack Kornfield plunges into right concentration and mindful breathing.

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    "Concentration isn't a forcing of your mind on the breath or on the pain, the pleasant sensation or on the thought. It's much more a sense of the opening, the softening, the receiving—that's what allows the mind to settle." – Jack Kornfield 

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    • 58 min
    Ep. 164 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Effort

    Ep. 164 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Effort

    Continuing his survey of the Eightfold path, Jack Kornfield teaches listeners about Right Effort and how we can apply ourselves in spiritual practice.

    “In the end, you have to let go. No matter how much effort you make and where it takes you, it doesn't take you all the way. Because it is not your effort that makes you free, but your discovery of what's true about yourself and life.” – Jack Kornfield

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    • 41 min
    Ep. 163 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Livelihood

    Ep. 163 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Livelihood

    Jack Kornfield delves into Right Livelihood, one of the key practices on the Eightfold Path that can help us find joy in our occupation.

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    "Find something, and really give yourself to it. That is a happiness." – Jack Kornfield

    This talk from Jack Kornfield was originally published on DharmaSeed.org

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    • 45 min
    Ep. 162 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Action

    Ep. 162 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Action

    Exploring Right Action and the Five Precepts, Jack offers modern Buddhist insight on ahimsa, virtue, happiness, drugs, sex, and samadhi.

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    Continuing a series of talks illuminating the Noble Eightfold Path, Jack sheds light on a prominent aspect of Buddhism: Right Action. Taking you on a journey through the Five Precepts by sharing deep and entertaining stories and insights, Jack offers wisdom around ahimsa (non-harming), reflects on witnessing a transformation prayer from Mad Bear of the Iroquois Nation, and relays down-to-earth Middle Way guidance around drugs, sex, and samadhi.

    "Look in your life at what it is that makes you more conscious rather than less conscious. Rather than running away or deluding yourself, what brings you face to face with life and wakes you up? Cultivate that." – Jack Kornfield

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    • 43 min
    Ep. 161 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Speech

    Ep. 161 – Practice in Daily Life: Right Speech

    Jack Kornfield continues his series of talks on practice in daily life by focusing on uprightness of heart, Right Speech, and how we can learn to let our words come more directly from our heart.

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    “What Right Speech does, it asks us a question: Can we start to become conscious of all these hours where we talk on automatic pilot? Can we make it become more useful to ourselves and to our planet, to that question I asked: What do you care about? What do you want for the world and for yourself?” – Jack Kornfield

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    • 37 min

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