Archive for the ‘Jack Kornfield’ Category

mdpc¬† 6.8.05 Great interview. If I’m not crazy, I think it was included in Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics which also contains some other great stuff. Also, there was an issue of Tricycle magazine (circa ’96) devoted to the same subject. I like that Lama Surya Das quote that Jim referenced in the “what […]


mdpc 6.8.05 These are some great posts, thanks! Julian, I love the phrases that you used: “self-hating fantasy” and “resistance of our humanity”. I think you’re really getting to the heart of the matter there. Would love to see more discussion of this, and also of religion-as-effort-to-“fix”-our feelings of shame, self-hatred, unworthiness, etc. It’s the […]


~julian 6.7.05 i am so struck today by a particular dynamic in the psyche. a powerful dynamic that seems to be universal. it pivots on the feeling of shame; self hatred, the feeling that in my very core something is wrong with me, i am unworthy or just plain bad. i am struck today by […]


~julian 3.14.05 great line of thought jpt! narcissism in non-clinical ternms usually, as you say, refers to a kind of annoying self-centeredness and inability to relate in a considerate way. we are all like this sometimes – some of us more than others in more clinical terms, i think it’s helpful to make a distinction […]


~julian 1.24.05 yes that is called counter transference and a therapist would work on his counter transference with his spiritual guide called a supervisor. he would take responsibility for his stuff” as it gets triggered by the relationships with his clients and work it out elsewhere , so as to keep the space clean for […]


~julian 1.23.05 when anyone is in a position of authority there is a psychological power imbalance. this is not wrong. it is not a choice. it is psychologically unavoidable. it starts with our relationship to parents and other adults when we are kids. we idealize them. we imagine them to be all good, all powerful, […]


Jim 1.6.05 Column A Byron Katie Eckhart Tolle Andrew Cohen Adi Da Gangaji Adyashanti Saniel Bonder Nick Ardaagh Column B Stephen Levine Jack Kornfield Pema Chodron Shunryu Suzuki Roshi Thich Nhat Hanh Stephen Batchelor The Dalai Lama A.H. Almaas Steve Hagen Those in Column A either say or strongly imply that they are awake or […]