David Swick

David Swick

David Swick teaches journalism at King’s College in Halifax and is the author of Thunder and Ocean, a book about Buddhism in Nova Scotia.

Recent Articles

The Zen of Joan Didion

Read David Swick's classic Lion's Roar profile of Joan Didion, who died December 23 at age 87.

The Mindful Society: One Moment at a Time

Addiction mocks hope, kills people, destroys families. David Swick reports on how mindfulness practice is helping people change.

Dharma Punx

Buddhism is famed for its ability to adapt its universal truths to the concerns of new cultures. So it must be with new generations.

Profile: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

David Swick profiles the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts.

Robert Coles and the Moral Life

When so much talk of morality is marked by aggression and self-righteousness, Robert Coles, child psychiatrist, is a gentler and deeper moral voice.