Since 1974, Jack Kornfield has taught meditation all around the world. He was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India. He has a Ph.D. as well. in the field of clinical psychology He is the founder of the Spirit Rock Center and the Insight Meditation Society. He resides in northern California with his wife and daughter. Following Ecstacy, the Laundry, A Way with Heart, Finding the Heart of Wisdom (with Joseph Goldstein), Teachings of the Buddha, Living Dharma, A Quiet Forest Pool (with Paul Breiter), and Soul Food (with Christina Feldman) are some of his earlier books.