Danny Fisher

Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program.

Recent Articles

Uncovering the meaning of mindfulness: A conversation with Joseph Goldstein

As a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein is one of the best-known teachers of Vipassana meditation in the United States.

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Journeys: Found in Translation

Danny Fisher reflects on how important learning scriptural languages like Pali has been for engaging his Buddhist practice.

“There Is No Pizza in Nibbana” — Mirka Knaster and Robert Pryor on Anagarika Munindra

An interview by Danny Fisher with the authors of Living This Life Fully, a book reviewed earlier this year in Buddhadharma.

Interview: Sharon Salzberg talks happiness, possibility, Twitter, and more with Danny Fisher

Danny Fisher and Sharon Salzberg discuss mindful twitter, happiness and more.

Frozen Yoga and McMindfulness: Miles Neale on the mainstreaming of contemplative religious practices

Danny Fisher in conversation with Buddhist psychotherapist and meditation teacher Miles Neale about the mainstreaming of mindfulness.

Dana Wiki and the Future of American Buddhism: Danny Fisher interviews Joshua Eaton

Danny Fisher interviews Joshua Eaton, author and creator of Dana Wiki, an online resource for Buddhist community service.

Frank Ostaseski on how to offer compassionate companionship to the dying

Danny Fisher interviews Frank Ostaseski about his work with the Zen Hospice Project and the upcoming Metta Institute program.

Talking Buddhism, film, and literature with John Whalen-Bridge

Danny Fisher interviews John Whalen-Bridge about his new writings on Buddhism in America and Buddhist themes in pop culture.

Mindfulness and the cessation of suffering: An exclusive new interview with mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn

Danny Fisher interviews Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn about his mindfulness-based stress reduction as "Buddhist meditation without the Buddhism".

Why are some Buddhists sitting out the Islamaphobia debate?

Danny Fisher discusses the rising intolerance and Islamophobia in American, and calls upon Buddhist practitioners to step up as allies.

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Allan Badiner talks American Buddhism and Psychedelics

An interview with writer and activist Allan Badiner on the relationship between Buddhism and psychadelics in America.

On the Buddhism Beat: “Know Your Tendai” — A Q&A with Dr. Stephen G. Covell

Danny Fisher interviews Dr. Stephen G. Covell on the different traditions of Buddhism found in Japanese culture.

Nielsen Ratings, the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, and Fox News’s Buddhist Problem

Danny Fisher reflects upon Buddhism's appearances in the mainstream news lately, and it's place in the American religious landscape.