This issue of Inquiring Mind examines variety of practices: study and contemplation, ethical living, pilgrimage, chanting, not to mention mindfulness meditation. There are many skillful means to discover the truth, to foster positive states of mind, and to gain liberation!
Mindfulness: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation? A Conversation with Jan Chozen Bays, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Alan Wallace
Four extraordinary teachers of Buddhadharma—Jan Chozen Bays, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Alan Wallace—engage in a spirited conversation on mindfulness and how it operates in our lives.
Inquiring Mind interviewed Bhikkhu Bodhi upon the publication of his new anthology of sutta passages, In the Buddha’s Words (Wisdom, 2005).
Baseball Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda shares his enthusiasm for Nichiren Buddhist chanting practice.
Scholar Sam Harris compares Buddhist practice with science and other religions: “nowhere is the link between spiritual experience, ethics and compassion articulated with the kind of clarity one finds in the Buddhist tradition.”
The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation, by Joseph Goldstein
Reviewed By Tom Hendrickson
Tom Hendrickson remembers the first time he met Joseph Goldstein, “a man who embodies his teaching,” and reflects on the lasting value of The Experience of Insight.
Thus Have I Heard: Ajahn Amaro On The Roots Of Audio Dharma
“In a way, Ananda is the patron saint of audio dharma,” says Ajahn Amaro, talking with us about the oral tradition.
Andrew Olendzki writes about Dharma Seed’s 1984 beginnings, its growth and its transition into being a dana-supported distributor of recorded dharma talks.
A Mind Reader’s Briefing
Reviewed By Charlotte Painter, Kathy Grayson, Lailah Robertson, Ronna Kabatznick, Wes Nisker
Short reviews of The Universe in a Single Atom • Another Morning: Voices of Truth and Hope from Mothers with Cancer • Heart of Wisdom, Mind of Calm • The Ajanta Caves • The Buddha’s Apprentices • Healing Trauma • The Force of Kindness
Quilly Powers commits to Uposatha Days, examining habits and choices as they arise. Just a few simple changes in a day’s activities can bring so much more mindfulness.