Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jack Kornfield - Trauma and Freedom

This lecture by Jack Kornfield was given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on October 15, 2012.

Jack Kornfield

Using the cloak of mindfulness and compassion to heal trauma and awaken freedom.

Trauma and Freedom

2012-10-15| 66:23

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Jack Kornfield's Website
Over the years of teaching, I've found a growing need for profound lovingkindness and compassion--a transformation of the heart--to underlie the insights and understandings that come out of the practice. An opening of the mind needs to be supported by compassion from the heart if the practice is to be integrated, fulfilled, and lived in our lives.

The value of mindfulness practice is discovered in the freedom we find through awareness. Without awareness, we repeat the patterns of fear and conditioning that keep us entangled individually and collectively. Without awareness, we suffer. With awareness, we can see the contractions of the mind, how the mind gets caught and how we can learn to let go. With awareness we can reawaken to the purity of joy and freedom that is fundamental to our true nature.

As a Dharma teacher, I simply remind others how it is possible to live in this world and find freedom. I listen to practitioners and try to remind them that it is truly possible to be free.

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