Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught meditation worldwide since 1974. He also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is a founder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center. He lives with his wife and daughter in northern California. His previous books includeAfter the Ecstacy, the Laundry,A Path with Heart,Seeking the Heart of Wisdom(with Joseph Goldstein),Teachings of the Buddha,Living Dharma,A Still Forest Pool(with Paul Breiter), andSoul Food(with Christina Feldman).Kornfield, Jack is the author of 'Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace' with ISBN 9780553802054 and ISBN 0553802054.