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Together on the 9th: A Virtual Candlelight Vigil with Jack Kornfield

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Join us to honor the dead, those who are sick, and all of us on the planet. Please bring a candle and invite any friends or loved ones who would like to participate. During the vigil, we will hear reflections from visionary meditation leader, Jack Kornfield.

Tonight’s vigil will be co-created by all those joining with candles on Zoom and will be led by Jack Kornfield.

If you can, please show up with a candle to honor those we’ve lost and those that are suffering during this difficult time. Our hope is for this invitation to become a monthly occurrence, helping spark other rituals and fostering a deeper sense of togetherness in the face of what is both separating and connecting us all.

Full Vigil Program to be Announced

Jack Kornfield 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. After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in 1967 he joined the Peace Corps and worked on tropical medicine teams in the Mekong River valley. He met and studied as a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Returning to the United States, Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband and activist.

His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. They include, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist PsychologyA Path with HeartAfter the Ecstasy, the LaundryTeachings of the BuddhaSeeking the Heart of WisdomLiving DharmaA Still Forest Pool; Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart; Buddha’s Little Instruction BookThe Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and PeaceBringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are, and his most recent book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are.

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Date:
May 8
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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Website:
https://letsreimagine.org/3756/together-on-may-9th-a-virtual-vigil

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Reimagine
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