[joe-frank-list] Jack Kornfield
antonjf at hesiod.org
Mon Jun 19 08:28:40 PDT 2006
Do a web search and you'll find lots of pages.
The wikipedia entry is pretty good.
It occurs to me that Alan Watts is like a bridge between
Jack Kornfield and Joe Frank. Alan is like Jack in that they
both were westerners who taught eastern philosophy and did that
in Marin county California. Alan is like Joe in that they both
struggle with alcohol, were radio broadcasters of stories and
philosophy, and avoided wars.
This web page is a transcript of a radio broadcast Alan made in the
60's or early 70's. For me, it reads very much like a Joe monolog show.
> Who is Alan Watts?
> On Jun 19, 2006, at 12:48 AM, Jeff Anton wrote:
>> It took quite a while for me to stop being annoyed by Jack's voice
>> in Joe's work. For me, Jack seems like a pale, monotone and overly
>> simple version of Alan Watts. Having heard many of the recordings
>> of Alan Watts' lectures, Jack puts me to sleep. Alan's talks and
>> stories seem very much more like Joe's work to me. I've also thought
>> that Joe might have run out of his own point of view. Joe's early
>> work was often actors doing some reading with Joe as a kind of
>> narrator or chorus pointing something out. When Jack Kornfield
>> showed up, I felt that Joe deligated the narrator/chorus role to
>> Jack because so much of those shows are Joe and Frank or Debi on
>> the phone.
>> Jeff Anton
>> Sally wrote:
>>> I would absolutely love to hear what everyone's take on Jack
>>> Kornfield is, and what they think Joe's take on him is.
>>> I initially regarded them ironically, and assumed Joe was using
>>> them as counterpoint to Debi (who seems after a sense of spiritual
>>> fulfillment) and also sometimes Larry (who seems to misunderstand
>>> Jack completely). But, now I've actually gotten really into them. I
>>> feel like Joe is using them to condemn Debi and Larry's world view.
>>> But, then, does Joe subscribe to Jack's philosophies?
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