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For Episode 202 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon is joined by lifelong friend, Jack Kornfield to talk about the power of Community.
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In this conversation, Jack and Sharon discuss the many nuances of community, which is one of the three gems in Buddhism. They speak about:
• What the three jewels are
• The ways that community supported their early life on the path
• What community offers the individual
• What COVID revealed about interconnection
• The epidemic of loneliness
• How to cultivate community today
• Jack’s new endeavor, Cloud Sangha
The episode closes with Jack leading a guided meditation.
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Jack 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’s books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband and activist.