In deep self-acceptance grows a compassionate understanding. As one Zen master said when I asked if he ever gets angry, ‘Of course I get angry, but then a few minutes later I say to myself, ‘What’s the use of this,’ and I let it go.’
~ Jack Kornfield
This Saturday, Jack Kornfield, a beloved mindfulness teacher around the world, will be in Washington, DC, presenting a workshop on Buddhist Psychology: The Essence from 9 am to 5 pm. It will be a day of mindful meditations and teachings on love, consciousness, healing and the nature of mind. Registration is still open.
Jack is one of the pioneers who brought and meditation to the West. His profound yet accessible teachings on mindful presence emphasize compassion and lovingkindness. Jack has written many books including, A Path With Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. This day of practice and learning with Jack will be one his last events before he goes on sabbatical for the next year.
Another opportunity is coming to Baltimore on September 29 when Jon Kabat-Zinn and US Congressman Timothy Ryan will lead a free interdisciplinary symposium on Mindfulness and Learning, hosted by Johns Hopkins University. You can register here for this extraordinary opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of mindfulness.
Several of us on the CMA Team will be participating in these events, and we’d love to connect with you and share the rich experience of learning and practice together!
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go.”
~ Jack Kornfield
To what one breath can do,
Amy Bloom Connolly