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Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield’s goal is to integrate and bring alive the great Eastern spiritual teachings in a way that is accessible to Westerners. He lives in Woodacre, California, and is the author of A Path with Heart and Buddha’s Little Instruction Book (both Bantam).

— From December 2000
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

After The Ecstasy, The Laundry

Bringing Spirituality Back Home

It is one thing to offer a multitude of prayers for the sick and the poor, or to undertake loving kindness and compassion meditations for thousands of sentient beings everywhere. It is another to bring these same practices to bear in our own family and our closest community.

December 2000
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Path Of Compassion

Thoughts On Spiritual Practice And Social Action

I could make a very convincing case to you for the practice of sitting meditation — just to do that and nothing else — and an equally convincing case for going out and serving the world.

May 1987
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