Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, is an American vipassana Buddhist teacher, activist, and bestselling author focusing on making Buddhism accessible to a Western audience. He has written numerous books and led international trainings on the subjects of meditation and mindfulness, and he is a cofounder of Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.


The Way of the Shaman: The Work of Michael and Sandra Harner

The story of Michael and Sandra Harner in the history and development of core shamanism, the universal, near universal, and common practices of shamanism worldwide.

Being Peace

A bestseller with over 250,000 copies sold, Being Peace is the seminal founding work by Zen Master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh.

What Makes Us Free?

Insight. Loving-kindness. Cultivating what’s wholesome. And making them real in our lives every day. These are what make us free, say Insight Meditation teachers Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein.

In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?


Norman Fischer, Jack Kornfield and Sylvia Wetzel at the Garrison Institute

Buddhism's growth in the West has spurred a rich cross-fertilization among the great traditions. In this spirit, Buddhist teachers have met in support of one another on past occasions in the US, Dharamsala and Europe.

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness

Awakening Joy is more than just another book about happiness. More than simply offering suggested strategies to change our behavior, it uses time-tested practices to train the mind to learn new ways of thinking.

Forgiveness Meditation

Forgiveness of others, forgiveness of yourself.

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.


Heart of Compassion Meditation—Jack Kornfield

Compassion is the tenderness of the heart when it encounters suffering. For the circle of compassion to flow it requires the care of those suffering around you but that circle must include one other being-yourself.

Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision

This book is a clarion call for an expanded vision of human possibilities. In it, many of the best thinkers of our day ask us to renew the perennial search for self-knowledge and to discover the deeper meaning of our lives.


Ram Dass