Jack Kornfield: Turn Towards The Beautiful 2 CD's

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The play of sunlight through leaves the songs of the wind the arc of a brush stroke on paper. "To be awake", reflects Jack Kornfield, is to discover the beauty hidden in all things and to express that beauty ourselves.

With Turn Toward the Beautiful, this lyrical writer and teacher inspires us to reclaim our childlike wonder, attuning ourselves to the beauty that often passes us by unnoticed.

Then, through insightful verses and stories from many traditions, he invites each of us to nourish the artistic impulse in ourselves to choose to create as essential expression of the spiritual life.

In two compelling sessions, listeners will explore:

Why beauty and awareness are inseparable, and how they enrich each other

Rediscovering the world through our childs 'eyes

  • Presence an essential for awakening the artist's gifts of receptivity and wonder
  • How to use writing, drawing, music, dance, and more to bring insight to others
  • Many practices to spark our own creative expression

Duration: 2 hours

Jack Kornfield 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 Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967 he joined the Peace Corps and worked on tropical medicine teams in the Mekong River valley. He met and studied as a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Returning to the United States, Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband and activist.

His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies.