Colin Beavan

Colin Beavan

Colin Beavan is a life coach, author and senior dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen.

Recent Articles

A diamond is seen refracting colored light.

Concentrating on the Work at Hand

In this excerpt from The Gift of Work (originally published as Skillful Means), the prolific Nyingma teacher Tarthang Tulku shares a plain-language exercise for concentration, as developed over his five decades interacting with Americans from various business backgrounds.

Meditators getting arrested.

5 ways Buddhist communities can take part in social change

Like fish in water, it's easy for us to ignore the systems of injustice that surround us. Colin Beavan offers five tips to recognize injustice and swing into action.

Sad woman sitting in meditation

How could meditation feel peaceful after a mass shooting?

Colin Beavan, a senior teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, looks at the meaning of meditation in light of unbearable tragedy.