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Jack Kornfield's Dharma Talks
Jack Kornfield
Over the years of teaching, I've found a growing need for profound lovingkindness and compassion--a transformation of the heart--to underlie the insights and understandings that come out of the practice. An opening of the mind needs to be supported by compassion from the heart if the practice is to be integrated, fulfilled, and lived in our lives.
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2021-01-25 Meditation: Reconciliation | Monday Night 31:32
This meditation is a deep-hearted reflection, a possibility, a yearning, a vision. Even if we cannot or should not speak to the other, we can find the courage to hold reconciliation and goodwill in our own heart.To recite the intention of reconciliation is to willingly plant a seed of reconnection and love in our heart. As we repeat each phrase, we turn our intention to the possibility of restoring harmony where suffering has set us apart. May our lives lead to wise, healthy, and courageous reconciliation. Further reading: “The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace”
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2021-01-25 Q and A: Reconciliation | Monday Night talk 29:56
Q and A from 01-25-2021 Monday Night
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2020-12-14 Rekindle and Renew | Monday Night talk 40:44
Many of us discover we live partially in a dreamworld, cut off from our body and whole pieces of our life. Though we may sense our disconnection, we do not know exactly what is wrong. James Joyce captured this dilemma when he wrote of one character, “Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” Enlightenment must be lived here and now through this very body. In this body and mind we can discover the cause of suffering and the end of suffering. For awakening to be an opening into freedom in this very life, the body must be its ground.
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2020-12-14 Meditation: Breath Love In Breath Love Out | Monday Night Talk 24:18
Meditation is an invitation in this moment’s practice to turn our attention to our body, heart and mind. Begin to pay attention to this mysterious human incarnation. Feel how your body is breathing itself… you don’t have to do anything. Add metta or lovingkindness to each breath. With each breath in, fill your body and being with lovingkindness for yourself. With each breath out, sense you are sending love out to the world.
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2020-12-14 Q and A: Rekindle and Renew | Monday Night talk 26:36
Q and A from 12-14-2020 Monday Night Dharma Talk Rekindle and Renew
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2020-11-23 Wonder, Mystery, Awe, Gratitude | Monday Night talk 50:28
We are spiritual beings incarnated into human form. We need to remember our zip code as well as our Buddha nature. We are creatures of this paradox. The middle way invites us to find peace wherever we are, here and now. By neither grasping nor resisting life, we can find wakefulness and freedom in the midst of our joys and sorrows.
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2020-11-23 Q and A: Wonder, Mystery, Awe, Gratitude | Monday Night talk 28:40
Q and A from 11/23/2020 Wonder, Mystery, Awe, Gratitude Monday Night Talk
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2020-11-23 Meditation: Just Like Me Compassion Practice | Monday Night 26:28
How do we relate to people who are wildly different? In truth, we have more in common than not. When we can see one another with the heart and eyes of wisdom, we're reminded that there is something bigger than all our ideas.
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2020-08-24 Suffering is Not the End of the Story | Monday Night talk 55:20
Suffering is not the end of the story. We can get lost in our suffering. But we can also be witness to bravery and the possibility of life. Mindfulness can help us live wisely amidst difficulties.
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2020-08-24 Q and A: Suffering is Not the End of the Story | Monday Night talk 29:44
Q and A from 8/24/2020 Suffering is Not the End of the Story Monday Night talk
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