Awaken Spirit – Buddhism

Jack Kornfield: 12 Principles of Forgiveness

July 14th, 2013|

The acclaimed author and teacher Jack Kornfield explains the principles that are integral to the process of forgiving, according to Buddhist philosophy.

Stories: It’s a Beautiful Way to Live: Jack Kornfield

July 14th, 2013|

Jack Kornfield [Meditation teacher and Co-Founder of Spirit Rock] reflects on the role of wisdom in our technology centric culture and how practices from Eastern contemplative traditions can play a role in the West, for [...]

Compassion, by Jack Kornfield

July 14th, 2013|

Jack Kornfield — Compassion. Compassion is the natural relationship of the heart to sorrow — the movement of the heart in sympathy with other beings and with one's self. Relating to life with compassion allows [...]

Guided Meditation with Jack Kornfield

July 14th, 2013|

A three part guided meditation on Buddha Nature, forgiveness and equanimity with Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield.

Jack Kornfield: The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

July 14th, 2013|

The renowned teacher and author Jack Kornfield shares extraordinary stories of forgiveness--and explains how the next story could be yours.

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Buddha Wanted – Apply Within

July 12th, 2013|

by Jack Kornfield: These are extraordinary times for a spiritual seeker. Modern spiritual bookstores bulge with texts of Christian, Jewish, Sufi, and Hindu mystical practices. […]

Theravada Buddhism

July 12th, 2013|

an interview with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein: Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein are two Americans who traveled in Southeast Asia and India as Peace Corps volunteers in the ’60s. […]

Jack Kornfield: Right understanding

July 12th, 2013|

by Jack Kornfield: This meditation practice, as many of you have done with this day of sitting and walking, was actually quite a lot. […]

The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

July 11th, 2013|

8/23/11 Jack Kornfield shares extraordinary stories of forgiveness–and explains how the next story could be yours. […]

Jack Kornfield: The Trustworthy Heart

July 11th, 2013|

By Barbara Graham: After years of spiritual practice, Jack Kornfield found he had emotional and relationship issues still unaddressed. […]


July 11th, 2013|

Fall 2010 by Jack Kornfield: On a meditation retreat several years ago, late one evening after the Dharma talk, a woman raised her hand and asked one last question: “Is enlightenment just a myth?” [...]

Quotes by Tara Brach

June 20th, 2013|

1. “Pain is not wrong. Reacting to pain as wrong initiates the trance of unworthiness. The moment we believe something is wrong, our world shrinks and we lose ourselves in the effort to combat the [...]

Come to Your Senses

June 20th, 2013|

Accepting our physical sensations—whether pleasant or not—is one of the most challenging and liberating of practices. […]

Creating Peace by Letting Go of Blame

June 19th, 2013|

by Tara Brach: We’ve all been hurt, disappointed, betrayed, maybe even abused. Sometimes the perpetrator is someone we love; at other times it may be an institution such as our employer or our government; still [...]

When Ego Meets Non-Ego

June 19th, 2013|

by Andrea Miller: The open sky, the scent of pine, the smell of sea—summer in Cape Cod felt to Tara Brach like her true home. As she was growing up, the family’s summerhouse filled with [...]

Working with Our Stories: An Interview with Tara Brach

June 19th, 2013|

by Tara Brach: Inquiring Mind: In your book you talk about being caught for years in what you call “the trance of unworthiness,” always feeling as if something were wrong with you. How did you first [...]

Relating Wisely to Desire (8/10/11)

June 19th, 2013|

Without desire, this world would not exist. While this universal energy is entirely natural, if we are not mindful of it, desire can become a narrowed fixation or addiction that creates deep suffering. This talk explores [...]

Befriending Irene (9/5/11)

June 19th, 2013|

Whether you face chronic anxiety or more violent storms of fear and anger, you can cultivate the wings of freedom--the mindfulness and compassion--that free you.This talk explores how the habit of being reactive causes us [...]

Attend and Befriend – Healing the Fear Body (3/30/12)

June 19th, 2013|

Our fear management strategies--versions of fight/flight-- contract our body and mind, and separate us from others. As we learn to pause and contact the bodily fear with a gentle, mindful awareness, our sense of being [...]

Tara Brach – Facing Fear

June 19th, 2013|

Tara Brach, author of Facing Our Fear & The Tao of Courageous Living.

Tara Brach – The Art and Science of Meditation

June 19th, 2013|

This is a four part, 4 hour 37 minute - Introduction to the Art, Science and Practice of Meditation (combined into one file). Part 1: Mindfulness of Sensations and Breath. Part 2: Mindfulness of Emotions. Part [...]

DT Suzuki Museum

June 13th, 2013|

Daisetsu Suzuki played a key role in introducing Zen Buddhism to the West. The museum was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Yoshio Taniguchi. […]

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Riding the wave of secular meditation

June 5th, 2013|

By Michelle Boorstein:  As they are every Wednesday night, the little residential roads around the River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda, Md., were gridlocked with traffic. […]

Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal Song of Praise

May 2nd, 2013|

The Dakini Yeshe Tsogyel was the great female Buddha who helped to establish Buddhism in the land of Tibet. Her mastery of tantra and dzogchen was perfect, her compassionate display profound. […]

The Mantra of Guru Padmasambhava

May 2nd, 2013|

Guru Padmashambhava, meaning lotus born, is regarded as Buddha and founder of Tibetan Buddhism in the 8th century together with Yeshe Tsogyal and King Trisong of Tibet. […]

Ven. Dhyani on Yeshe Tsoygal

May 2nd, 2013|

“A Woman’s Journey to Enlightenment” at Vajra Dakini Nunnery. Through the life of Yeshe Tsogyal, the first enlightened woman of Tibet, we experience overcoming all obstacles on the path to enlightenment. […]