Dr. Jack Kornfield

Dr. Jack Kornfield

Co-founder, Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Kornfield co-founded the Insight Meditation Society and the Spirit Rock Center. For 50 years, he has taught worldwide and worked as an activist for peace. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a husband and grandfather. His books, translated into 22 languages, have sold 2 million copies. They include “A Wise Heart,” “After the Ecstasy,” “The Laundry,” and “The Art of Forgiveness, LovingKindness, and Peace.”

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