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Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield is a well-known writer, teacher, and practicing Buddhist who has dedicated his life to sharing his wisdom and compassion with people around the world. He is the author of several best-selling books, including "A Path with Heart," "The Wise Heart," and "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry." His teachings bring the ancient Buddhist practices to life, making them accessible and relevant to modern-day experience.

Born in the USA and trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, India, and Burma, Jack has been a key figure in bringing mindfulness practices to the West. He co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, along with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. Since then, he has gone on to teach at universities, meditation centers, and conferences around the world.

Jack's teachings are grounded in both his formal training and his life experiences. He approaches his work with a deep understanding of the complexities of human suffering, having worked as a therapist and counselor for many years. This practical perspective informs his teaching, making his work profoundly relatable and resonant.

Through his books, workshops, and online courses, Jack has become one of the foremost voices in mindfulness and meditation today. His work is characterized by warmth, humor, and a deep sense of compassion. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2013 Humanities Award from the American Academy of Religion.

Whether you are new to mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, Jack's teachings offer a practical, compassionate, and accessible way to bring more peace and wisdom into your life. We are honored to have him as one of the world's leading teachers of Buddhist meditation and mindfulness practices.

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