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Jack Kornfield

Meditation Simplified: Why It's the Wisest Investment in Yourself

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Chiyoko Osborne

"But how do you start meditating?" Like riding a bike, you're not going to get it on the first go. You need training wheels and then someone holding the seat while you wobble down the street.

It's Possible: Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why An Ivy League Grad Decided To Become A Monk

OWN | Posted 12.18.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield was raised in a Jewish home with a father he says had an explosive, violent temper. During his childhood, Kornfield sought refuge in bo...

How To Stop Worry And Fear In Their Tracks

OWN | Posted 12.16.2013 | OWN

In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to focus more on what's down the road than what's in front of you. Though living in the present is often a...

Former Monk Shares Powerful Lesson On Compassion

OWN | Posted 12.13.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield is considered one of the founding fathers of Buddhism in the United States. For 40 years, this former monk and best-selling author has ...

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

InsightLA: 10 Years of Good Dharma

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

This fall, InsightLA celebrates its 10th anniversary -- a decade during which Trudy and an ever-growing band of colleagues have helped change the lives of thousands of Angelenos.

Tending The Fire Of Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Yael Levy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Levy

This is a fire of devotion, connection, awareness. The flames bring light that helps us see where we are and who we are meant to be. We tend this fire through practice, through mitzvot: acts of connection and love.

10 Ways Meditation Can Change Your Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I'm just an ordinary person who couldn't sit still for an hour when she first signed up for a Vipassana retreat yet has benefitted tremendously from the simple and challenging practice.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up: September 18-24

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Science and religion, Bourgeois Buddhists, Unemployment and God, Troy Davis, and asking Is That All there Is?.. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Jack Kornfield: 'A Lamp In the Darkness' (EXCERPT)

Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion

Editors Note: Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and has been a practitioner for over 40 years. The following is an excerpt from his book 'A Lamp In...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dalai Lama Hosts Massive Peace Festival In Washington, D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion

As the Dalai Lama celebrated his 76th birthday Wednesday, he didn't do it from his home in the Himalayan hills. Instead, there was an elaborate parade...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Is The Future Buddhism In America?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

GARRISON, N.Y. -- Backed by the nation’s largest Buddhist magazines and meditation centers, a recent invite-only gathering at an old monastery in th...

A 500-Year Plan For Humanity's Mental Health

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Altruistic acts need to be introduced into our mental health plans. If you choose some way to help future generations and you're involved on an ongoing basis, you will absolutely benefit psychologically.

The Buddha's Teachings About The Soul

Lewis Richmond | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

The whole truth is not so simple. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching is something not graspable by intellect alone, not expressible in words alone, not comprehensible by logic alone.

A Mindful Response to Egypt: Save the Children

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Now more than ever, the children of Egypt are in the midst of violent clashes putting them at risk for death, injury or psychological trauma. The children still need our help!

Meditation or Medication? Or Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

A decade ago, having recently begun Buddhist meditation practice, I attended a lecture/Q&A with a Tibetan master at a Buddhist center in Hollywood. Th...

My Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

We hear President Obama recently went on a two-week meditation retreat that wasn't made public. A source close to the President's mind confided some o...

Blending Buddhism And Psychotherapy At Omega NYC 2010

Huffington Post | Clay Chiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Integrating Buddhist practices with western psychology is vital, Jack Kornfield says, because the latter is traditionally pathology-oriented whereas Buddhism offers a positive, wellness-oriented science of the mind.

An Introduction to Kabbalah, Part 10: The Kabbalah of Inspiration

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

Kabbalah is largely about balance: love and boundary, mercy and judgment, upper and lower, symbolic and literal, physical and spiritual. Balance, and how things go out of balance.

What Palin, Shatner, And Miss Jasmine Have To Teach Us This Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

New Forms, Old Process. Despite the news avalanche surrounding Tiger Woods, he's not the only one standing on shaky ground. It is, however, the unexpected places that lead us to the real.

The Gospel According to Brit Hume

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Brit Hume, while I wouldn't presume to advise you to take up Buddhism, maybe you could try reading some Buddhist authors like Jack Kornfield or Pema Chodron to supplement your scripture.

The Four Noble Truths

Noah Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noah Levine

The Buddha taught that life by its very nature is unsatisfactory, that some level of difficulty exists for all unenlightened beings in creation.

The Four Noble Truths of the Revolutionary Path to Freedom

Noah Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noah Levine

The first teachings the Buddha gave after his enlightenment were the four noble truths. This giving of the truths is often referred to as the setting in motion of the wheel of Dharma.

Finding a Path that Fits...and Flows

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

At this time in our world, we have infinite choices and opportunities to learn. Indeed, many things can become our "religion" - our work, our food habits, even our Pilates class.