Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practice to the West. His teachers include Venerable Ajahn Chah from Thailand and Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw from Burma.
Jack cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts with colleagues Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and founded Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, is a husband, grandfather, and an activist. Has taught at centers and universities worldwide from Stanford and Johns Hopkins to Harvard and UCLA. He is a cofounder of Cloud Sangha, and a founding partner of Wisdom Ventures.
Jack Kornfield’s many books include A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; 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; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace; and A Wise Heart have been translated into 22 languages and have sold 2 million copies.