Kornfield, Jack

Jack Kornfield is one of America’s first vipassana meditation teachers. After a stint in Southeast Asia, Jack Kornfield stayed on in Thailand to study with the Buddhist forest monk Achaan Chaa. In 1976, Kornfield teamed up with Joseph Goldstein to serve as one of the lead instructors for the newly founded Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts. By 1985, Kornfield had moved to the west coast, joining others to start the Spirit Rock Center in California.