From their first taste of the teachings to reflections on death, vipassana teachers Joseph Goldstein and Pascal Auclair talk dharma.
Interview with Women Teachers: Bringing Our Full Selves to the Cushion
As strong women teachers and practitioners, Sandy Boucher, Anna Douglas, Barbara Gates, Gina Sharpe, Erin Treat and Arinna Weisman advocate for fully embodied dharma.
Gil Fronsdal discusses practice with an ardent student of Pa Auk Sayadaw, Nikki Mirghafori, who leads vipassana retreats and also teaches secular mindfulness and compassion courses.
In conversation with Gil Fronsdal, Insight teacher Max Erdstein says, “I cherish the immediacy and poetry of Zen and the simplicity, clarity and pragmatism of vipassana.”
Interview with Jack Kornfield & Trudy Goodman: The Dharma Is Here to Stay
Partners in dharma and romance, Spirit Rock’s Jack Kornfield and InsightLA’s Trudy Goodman take up the challenges of relationship, family, health and loss.
Desert Notebook: Three days with Ruth Denison, My Ninety-Two-Year-Old Dharma Teacher
Sandy Boucher, a few months before Denison’s death, evokes the Mojave Desert environment and the flickering intensity of her beloved teacher.
In contrast to cybersangha, Inquiring Mind reviews editor James Schnebly portrays a cozy sangha meeting in a basement across the street from a topless/bottomless dance club.
Singing in the Dead of the Night—The Children’s Blue Bird, Walden and The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk
Patrick McMahon reflects on three of his “oldest friends”: The Children’s Blue Bird, Walden, and The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk.
Kate Wheeler affectionately introduces a talk by Ven. U Pandita, who trained Western teachers Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Gil Fronsdal and Diana Winston, to name a few.