METTA HOUR PODCAST • Episode 135 • Real Change Series • Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

For episode 135 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with one of her oldest friends and colleagues, Jack Kornfield. Jack Kornfield is a beloved author and meditation teacher who trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974, and his books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies.

A longtime activist, Jack discusses with Sharon the role of an engaged life in the spiritual path, as taught in the Buddhist tradition. They share an intimate conversation with stories since meeting and becoming friends in 1974, and how activism has shaped their teaching and lives. They also discuss voting as a spiritual act and the organization that Jack is supporting to help get out the vote for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election: Buddhists & Yogins United. The conversation closes with Jack leading a guided meditation on Loving Awareness. Learn more about Jack’s offerings at

Join Jack in a campaign to increase civic engagement, drive voter participation, and fight voter suppression in the 2020 election. Visit Buddhist & Yogins United to register to vote, help others register to vote, become a poll worker, or take other actions to ensure the collective and wise future of our democracy.

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