MINDFULNESS MEDITATION with Jack Kornfield
What you'll learn
- Sitting meditation
- Walking meditation
- Handle strong sensations & pain
- Eat with mindfulness
- Acknowledge thoughts & feelings without getting caught in them
- Cultivate compassion
- Attune to highest intentions
- There are no prerequisites for taking this course
Mindfulness Meditation with Jack Kornfield is a complete course in practicing mindfulness by one of the world’s leading experts. Decades of neuroscience studies show the power of mindfulness to relieve stress, awaken our positive capacities, and bring balance to our lives. Mindfulness gives us the power to meet any situation wisely, to be fully present, and to operate with compassion. When we can look more clearly into ourselves and our life situation, new possibilities naturally open up for transforming difficulties and emerging stronger and wiser.
This comprehensive training in all the fundamental mindfulness practices is entirely accessible to everyone, from beginners to those with prior meditative experience. Rich with stories, practices, teachings and good humor, it features eight complete sessions of guided exercises in sitting meditation including mindfulness of breath, body, feelings and thoughts; walking meditation; mindful eating; compassion practice to free the heart; and connection with our deepest aspirations and intention. These guided segments are a valuable resource that can be used again and again to sustain or refresh your regular, ongoing practice.
Here is the benefit: We all know how busy and divisive modern times can be, and how easily they can fuel stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is both healing and liberating. Learning to meet our complex world and our own changing mental states with mindful loving awareness and courage allows us to find spacious, clear and healthy responses to life, rather than be caught in habitual reactions and struggle.
Mindfulness quiets the mind and heals the heart. Systematically practicing mindfulness, we can recognize and foster positive states of mind like kindness, generosity, steadiness, and love -- discovering how they are natural to us; and learn to nurture and strengthen them into a new, more gracious life of well-being.
Who this course is for:
- Everyone who wants to learn to practice mindfulness
- Anyone feeling overwhelmed by inner or outer challenges
- Everyone seeking greater concentration and clarity
Jack Kornfield has taught meditation in universities and many other centers worldwide since 1974. One of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practice to the West, he co-founded the renowned Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts (with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein) as well as Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Jack holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband and activist.
After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1967 he worked on medical teams in the Mekong River valley, then spent years studying as a monk under the great Buddhist masters Ven. Ajahn Chah and Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw.
Jack's books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. His most recent book is No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are. His other popular classics include: A Path With Heart; Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart; Buddha’s Little Instruction Book; and The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace.