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Jack Kornfield is a Vipassana instructor and founding teacher, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, California. He is also cofounder of the Insight Mediation Center in Barre, Massachusetts. Dr. Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally and is a leading figure in bringing Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has written widely on Buddhist psychology. His books, which have been translated into twenty languages, include Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are (2011); A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path through Difficult Times (2011); The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology (2009); The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace (2008); After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path (2001); and A Path with Heart: A Guide thorough the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life (1993).