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Full Episode: Oprah and Buddhist Scholar Jack Kornfield
about applying Buddhist practices to our ..... ignorant think that. Buddhism is idle worship ..... years and the first Buddhist statues. Were ..... different schools of buddhism you may be familiar with Tibetan buddhism in buddhism for
to my backyard since. He is one of the founding fathers of buddhism in the United States renowned author Jack cornfield joins me in now we. This former monks turn psychologist. Shares his east meets west approach to living more fully. I'm making your hardest all of these. It affects everybody attached for anybody who's ever wondered about the practice of buddhism . Is it religion or tradition awaited being Jack breaks it down and cheers powerful lessons. We can all learn from this ancient philosophy. You can be it Christian Larry -- Jewish and use Buddhist practices super sellers at that hour that sure to enlighten. You have to accept the way things are before you can move
primarily. A science of mind. That is to say that teachings of buddhism don't ask anybody to become a Buddhist store changed in that way. We're to believe in buddhism or to believe in buddhism and so I can be Christian -- buddhists exactly into the Jewish Indian foods exactly. Yes you can be Muslim and -- you idealism and you notice intact and that's to -- comedian Christian owners are Jewish. And used Buddhist practices Buddhist practices so what do buddhists believe. There's not so much. About belief which is why it's not exactly your religion right instead. You might ask what is it that buddhists. Practice. Cornfield is considered one of the elders of American Buddhist thought. Ivy League educated Jack majored in Asian studies at Dartmouth and found himself drawn to buddhism . Though he was raised in a Jewish home. He spends much of -- time teaching and lecturing cheering the -- and he's gained over forty years practicing buddhism . In 1967. Jack joined the peace corps and requested a post in a Buddhist country he was sent to rule Thailand. And when his assignment in did you decide to stay and devote his energy to the practice of buddhism he then began formal training as a -- Through the rigors of monastic life meditating for hours eating very little and owning. Few possessions Jack finally experienced the deep awakening he longed for. After five years he decided to leave the monastery and head home to share what he learned. Integrating ancient teachings of buddhism with life in the modern world and that became his mission. A prolific writer he's authored thirteen books his most recent bringing home the dharma. Is all about applying Buddhist practices to our everyday lives. Jack says we don't have to travel to the Himalayas or mountaintop monastery to find indictment and
people who out of their annoying news or just ignorant think that. Buddhism is idle worship because there's the statue of the -- What is the significance of the statue. There weren't statues. For 500 years and the first Buddhist statues. Were carved to look like Greek gods they learn from the Greeks. And there simply reminders in the same way that
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say that teachings of buddhism don't ask anybody to become a Buddhist or changed in that way. We're to believe in buddhism or to believe in buddhism and so I can be Christian ..... Muslim and idealism and Buddhist exactly necessary you
start at the very beginning if we can. What is what does buddhism . Is it religion or tradition or. Awaited being -- started with the teachings of the Buddha. And then for some people it became her religion so it's certainly a big world religion. But on the other hand as the Dalai Lama says it's primarily. Science of mind. That is to say that teachings of buddhism don't ask anybody to become a Buddhist or changed in that way. We're to believe in buddhism or to believe in buddhism and so I can be Christian view buddhists exactly and be Jewish in -- it's exactly. Yes you can be Muslim and -- -- idealism and -- Buddhist exactly necessary you can be it Christian -- -- Jewish. And use Buddhist practices. Yeah.
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across a wonderful divide of buddhism and christianity. And talking ..... right you don't have to be a Buddhist to get involved and mindful ..... this moment accidentally went buddhism says it is. You can learn ..... one of the great things about buddhism is church is sort of right
for myself this year. We're talking across a wonderful divide -- of buddhism and christianity. And talking about what we have in common. And deliberation that comes from the life on the sole. Of every
they're playing music or whatever so everybody's had this moment accidentally went buddhism says it is. You can learn to do this more regular basis you can call up. And that one of the great things about buddhism is church is sort of right here right now and folding your laundry could be a spiritual practice if you really attend to it carefully that's in buddhism says so. You see things like drinking teas is the kind of religious -- idea. Doing choreography. It's EC that in the east and that's what they're talking about cities and conversation. True and the a crucial. For an opportunity. To dial this awareness. Yeah bring it right acting so and so we have a tendency to. Avoid like this authentic encounter with -- each other and buddhism is saying like don't run away from that -- -- towards. My experience the is that when my heart is beating fast.
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think the essence of buddhism is this insight that ..... of it yeah. And the Buddhist trying to teach us that ..... that's the essence of buddhism yes yeah. Fascinating ..... re living in Asian Buddhist countries. It's ..... discipline and control and so buddhism tries to get us to have
What for use aspects and with some. I think the essence of buddhism is this insight that. We have more inner strength that we now. And that if we can focus on that and we
we're being strong yes and you're saying that that's the essence of buddhism yes yeah. Fascinating -- And this is a practice it is. You can sort of feeling when you're living in Asian Buddhist countries. It's. The idea that you are really assertive and self in some of imposing yourself -- kind of western notion and
he's he's weak pieces. He lacks in discipline and control and so buddhism tries to get us to have this kind of control over ourselves because that's what leads to real liberation. What happens to
Buddhist Teacher Pema Chodron
were talking about what it means to be Buddhist . And the way you defined it means He ..... know. For those who have never studied buddhism what would you consider the fundamental ..... running away from being halted. Can be Buddhist and Christian at the same time as you
all been very supportive you know. For those who have never studied buddhism what would you consider the fundamental pearl of wisdom from the lessons of Buddha. Unlike and that. I don't know thank you
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