Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Biography

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. He co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Jack holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has taught on Eastern and Western psychology in centers and universities worldwide. He is a father, a husband and an activist.

His books have been translated into 22 languages and sold more than a million copies. They include, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist PsychologyA Path with HeartAfter the Ecstasy, the Laundry and his most recent book, No Time Like the Present.

Session Title Day Time
GD09 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
and Buddhism/Mindfulness:
Similarities and Differences
Thursday,
December 14
2:15pm – 3:45pm
CD07 The Clinical Application of
Mindfulness and Compassion
Friday,
December 15
2:30pm – 3:30pm
SP11 Buddhist Psychology:
The Heart and Essence
Friday,
December 15
3:50pm – 4:50pm
SPD06 Interpersonal Neurobiology and the
Art and Science of Psychotherapy
Saturday,
December 16
4:15pm – 5:45pm