Jack Kornfield's Path from Ivy League Grad to Devoted Monk

Season 4 Episode 430
Aired on 12/15/2013 | CC
Jack Kornfield was raised in a Jewish home with a father he says had an explosive, violent temper. During his childhood, Jack sought refuge in books about the mystical adventures of monks living in Tibet, and he eventually attended Dartmouth College, where he majored in Asian studies. Hear Jack recall how he went from an Ivy League institution to the Mekong River in Thailand, and learn why he calls his degree "only half an education."