Kornfield, Jack

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KORNFIELD, Jack. American, b. 1945. Genres: Inspirational/Motivational Literature. Career: Meditation teacher, 1974-. Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand; cofounder, Insight Meditation Society, 1972; founder, Spirit Rock Center; Spiritwalk Foundation, instructor. Publications: (with S. Bhikkhu) A Brief Guide to Meditation Temples of Thailand, 1978; Living Buddhist Masters, 1977; (with J. Goldstein) Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation, 1987; A Path with Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, 1993; Buddha's Little Instruction Book, 1994; Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters, 1996; (with Thieh Nhat, Bastan-Dzin-Rgya-Mtsho, and the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso) Buddhism in the West: Spiritual Wisdom for the Twenty-first Century, 1998; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, 2000. EDITOR: (with P. Breiter) A Still Forest Pool: The Insight Meditation of Achaan Chah, 1985; (with G. Fronsdal) Teachings of the Buddha, 1993; (with C. Feldman) Soul Food: Stories to Nourish the Spirit and and the Heart, 1996. Address: Spiritwalk Foundation, PO Box 1022, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358, U.S.A.