Barry Boyce

Barry Boyce

A longtime meditation practitioner and teacher, as well as a professional writer and editor, Barry Boyce is the editor of and a primary contributor to the book The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life . He also worked with Congressman Tim Ryan on his books A Mindful Nation and The Real Food Revolution. Barry is also co-author of The Rules of Victory, a commentary on the strategic principles that underlie Sun Tzu’s Art of War.

Recent Articles

Nuevas fronteras de la ciencia contemplativa

Una nueva generación de científicos estudia los efectos de la práctica espiritual en el cuerpo y la mente. Barry Boyce informa sobre lo que están descubriendo.

New Frontiers in Contemplative Science

A new generation of scientists is studying the effects of spiritual practice on body and mind. Barry Boyce reports on what they’re learning.

Fresh Bread, Ancient Recipes

Fresh Bread, Ancient Recipes

Barry Boyce shares why Nalanda’s spirit of open inquiry is just what’s needed to keep Buddhism alive and vibrant in each generation.

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Ocean of Dharma

Barry Boyce surveys Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's vast body of teachings and their lasting impact on how Buddhism is understood and practiced.

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Love Fights the Power

For bell hooks, fighting oppression doesn’t require anger or conflict—just opening our hearts and speaking the truth fearlessly.

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The 17th Karmapa: New Face of an Ancient Lineage

As Barry Boyce tells us, the 17th Karmapa's views will help define Buddhism in the 21st century.

The Mindful Society: The Kindest Thing You Can Do

From the July 2012 issue, Barry Boyce's Mindful Society column profiles Susan Bauer-Wu, who uses mindful diagnosis in her medical practice.

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Bon Voyage – Embrace Change

Embrace Change: leading Buddhist teachers and writers offer stories, teachings, and meditations to help us embrace the change in our lives.

The ABC's of teaching children about mindfulness

A Real Education

In the May 2012 issue of Lion's Roar, Barry Boyce's Mindful Society column explores how mindfulness is being used in children's education.

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The Joy of Living Green

Barry Boyce reports on the new environmentalism that celebrates the positive. Because the green life is the good life.

Author Gabriel Cohen on taking a “Buddhist path through divorce”

The author of <i>Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky: a Buddhist Path Through Divorce</i> Gabriel Cohen shares how Buddhism can be help.

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

Barry Boyce convenes a distinguished panel to discuss the health benefits of mindfulness — what it does, how to do it, why it works.

Good for What Ails You

A sampling of current research on the benefits of mindfulness for body and mind.

Inner-City Inner Peace

Barry Boyce reports on the Holistic Life Foundation, whose programs aim to reach underprivileged kids and teach them mindfulness techniques.

The Healing Power of Mindfulness (Free digital booklet)

A free digital booklet featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., Daniel Siegel, M.D., and Susan Bauer-Wu, Ph.D., in honor of the 2010 Lynn Lecture.

The Secret of Success for MBSR

Barry Boyce talks to the authors of the new, groundbreaking interactive book, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.

The Science Of Love

Barry Boyce reports on the growing number of scientists and researchers who are studying how to bring out the best in human nature.

The Pioneer: Jon Kabat-Zinn on working toward a Mindful Society

As creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Jon Kabat-Zinn has brought the benefits of meditation practice to thousands of people.

The Mindful Society: Overcoming Shyness

Barry Boyce on overcoming shyness and social anxiety with mindfulness-based stress reduction.

The Mindful Society: Practicing with Cancer

Barry Boyce's Mindful Society column about Elana Rosenbaum, who used mindfulness practice to help herself through cancer treatment.

Google Searches

Hot-shot geeks at the world’s leading information company are taking a ground-breaking course called Search Inside Yourself.

The Mindful Society: Teach Our Children Well

Barry Boyce's Mindful Society column from the September 2009 issue of Lion's Roar magazine about educational mindfulness initiatives. 


Barry Boyce’s The Mindful Society: The Contemplative Curriculum

We’re at the beginning of the development of a major new academic field, says Professor Harold Roth about Contemplative Studies.

The Mindful Society: Walking the Talk

Barry Boyce's Mindful Society column from the May 2009 issue of Lion's Roar Magazine.


As I listen, read, and look at the news these days, I'm served a steady diet of panic and fear, but Buddhism has a way to deal with it.

The Karmapa in America

The Seventeenth Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, is making his historic first visit to the West.

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Profile: Inquiring Mind

Barry Boyce discusses the history of the first Buddhist journal in the West, the Inquiring Mind, having reached its 25 year anniversary.

Profile: Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship

Profile: Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship

Barry Boyce reports on the growing community of Unitarian Universalists adopting Buddhist practices.

Forum: Practicing the Great Perfection

Forum with Marcia Schmidt, Ron Garry and Mingyur Rinpoche on the view, teachings, and challenges of Dzogchen.

Who Does God Vote For?

Seeking an Alternative to the Christian Right: Barry Boyce reports on the movement to develop a political platform that is both progressive and spiritual.

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Profile: Snow Lion Publications

To the surprise of the publishing world, the Dalai Lama and his translator Jeffrey Hopkins decided to give the project to Snow Lion Publications.