Bethany Saltman

Bethany Saltman lives in the Catskills with her family and practices at Zen Mountain Monastery. Her poems can be seen in many national journals, and her non-fiction can be found in magazines such as Parents, The Sun, Body + Soul, Clean Eating, and Geez. You can read more of her work at

Recent Articles



A smell could take Marianna Pogosyan back in time, or she could stay present to this precious, fleeting moment.

Endless Lifetimes, Endless Benefit

Bethany Saltman talks with Tenzin Palmo about rebirth, merit, and the bodhisattva vow.

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What does a mean animal look like?

On the first day of school, Bethany Saltzman's daughter shows mommy what it means to be a Buddhist parent.