|Full Name||Jack Kornfield|
|Birth Name||Jach Kornfield|
|Profession||Vipassana Meditation Teacher|
|Birth Country||United States|
|No Of Children||1|
|Education||Dartmouth College, Saybrook University Graduate|
|Date of Birth||July 16,1945|
An American author and teacher who ignited the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism, Jack Kornfield, is best recognized for teaching meditation worldwide since 1974. He is an essential teacher to introduce Buddhist mindfulness exercises to the West.
Jack Kornfield is a famous Vipassana Meditation Teacher who has traveled lots of countries for guiding and teaching people about meditation practices since 1974.
In 1975, Kornfeld co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, and consequently in 1987, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.
Kornfield has organized teacher training and managed international gatherings of Buddhist teachers, including the Dalai Lama, and has served as a mediator and activist.
Video: Jack Kornfield-Meditation for Starters
Kornfield is also actively using social media to teach people about medication benefits. He has 125k followers on Instagram and 140.7k followers on Twitter.
With sharing inspirational and meditation-videos, he has gained the attention of 4.35k subscribers on Youtube.
Jack Kornfield was born on the 16th of July, 1945 (age 74), in the United States. Kornfield is one of four sons born to Jewish parents and is a fraternal twin.
Following completing his graduation from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967, Kornfield got engaged to the Peace Corps and was transferred to Thailand.
He encounters and becomes a monk under the notable forest master Ajahn Chah, and following his practice with Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma and Dipa Ma. Kornfield came back to the United States in 1972.
After two years in the summer, he joined the founding session of Naropa University. From such associations of this period amplified the Insight Meditation Society, co-founded in 1975 with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein in Barre, Massachusetts.
Later, In 1987, he co-founded Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.
Kornfield has instructed many of the Vipassana teachers in America and hosted and managed meetings for Buddhist teachers and the Dalai Lama and worldwide. Qualified with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saybrook Institute, Kornfield has written widely on the bridge connecting Eastern and Western psychology.
Kornfield's books have been translated into 20 languages, which have been sold out for more than a million copies.
They include books like A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart; Buddha's Little Instruction Book. Additionally, he has written books to teach readers how to lead a peaceful life, and some of his life-arts books are: The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace, Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are.
He recently has released three new books, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, & Joy Right Where You Are.
Jack Kornfield's current net worth is around $2 Million. Kornfield earned money as a Vipassana Meditation Teacher and Author.
|Approximated Net Worth in 2020||$2 Million|
|Past Year's Net Worth (2019)||+$1 Million|
|Yearly Salary||Under Survey|
|Source of Income||Vipassana Meditation Teacher/Author(profession)|
Jack Kornfield was first married to an artist/therapist named Liana. Later, the duo got separated in the light of some common differences. Though the pair isn't together anymore, they have a daughter Caroline from their married life. Jack's daughter is a Berkeley Law school graduate and currently studies Asylum Law.
Afterward, he separated from Liana; he got married to Trudy Goodman in 2016.
His wife, Trudy Goodman, is also a famous meditation teacher and the instituting teacher of InsightLA.
Kornfield currently travels worldwide to give meditative knowledge as he is seen spending less time with his family though they are living joyfully.
“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end, their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes.”
“When the stories of our life no longer bind us, we discover within them something greater. We discover that within the very limitations of form, of our maleness and femaleness, of our parenthood and our childhood, of gravity on the earth and the changing of the seasons, is the freedom and harmony we have sought for so long. Our individual life is an expression of the whole mystery, and in it, we can rest in the center of the movement, the center of all worlds.”
“Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring for them in a flexible and wise way. In meditation, we pay attention to our bodies with care and respect.”
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.”
“The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Nothing is worth holding on to.”
Jack Kornfield is an older man who is much more focused on practicing yoga and teaching his followers the key to a healthy life.
Kornfield has maintained a healthy physique. So, here are some facts regarding his body measurements:
|Height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Body Type||Short and Heavy Set|
Kornfield doesn't seem to stop meditating and practicing yoga despite old age and wishes to continue doing for years to come.