Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India and has taught meditation worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Theravada Buddhist practice to the West, concentrating on bringing alive the great Eastern spiritual teachings for Western students. Kornfield also holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He is founding- teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and the Spirit Rock Center and lives with his wife and daughter in northern California.
"One of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time."--Alice Walker
"Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great
teacher."--Thich Nhat Hanh "One of Western Buddhism's wise elders,
Jack Kornfield harvests a lifetime of experiences to create a
masterful, clear, and moving picture of the human mind and
"Jack Kornfield brings to life a way to understand and cultivate mindfulness, compassion, lovingkindness, and true wisdom that penetrates to the core of what liberation is all about."--Jon Kabat-Zinn "Jack is helping to pave the path for American Buddhism, bringing essential basics into our crazy modern lives."--Natalie Goldberg "[Kornfield's] eloquence and accuracy here demonstrate his own mastery of many everyday and ethereal insights."--New York Journal of Books "Kornfield has filled his latest book with jewels of Buddhist insight, wisdom, metaphor, and anecdotes, as well as practical instructions for meditation practice and living a meaningful life."--Yoga International "Ever wish your life had an owner's manual? Jack Kornfield has written it for you in Bringing Home the Dharma."--Portland Book Review