Jack Kornfield

Modern Buddhist Masters

Modern Buddhist Masters

The Material in this book have been collected or translated over a number of years. They represent an intimate record of spoken Dhamma, the teaching of many of the greatest modern Buddhist Masters.

They are intended to be shared and used by all in the development of the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha.

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About Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield (born 1945) is a American author and teacher in the Vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism. He trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India, first as a student of the Thai forest master Ajahn Chah and Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.

He has taught meditation worldwide since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. In 1975, he co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, and subsequently in 1987, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Kornfield has worked as a peacemaker and activist, organized teacher trainings, and led international gatherings of Buddhist teachers including the Dalai Lama.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276