Her masterpiece The Year of Magical Thinking is a meditation on the human mind both pointed and profound. David Swick profiles Joan Didion, a great American journalist observing her own mind and experience.
Addiction mocks hope, kills people, destroys families. David Swick reports on how mindfulness practice is helping people change.
Buddhism is famed for its ability to adapt its universal truths to the concerns of new cultures. So it must be with new generations.
An interview with Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues” and feminist activist.
Photographer Lynn Davis’ contemplative approach uniquely captures the power, mystery, and sacredness of the world’s ancient monuments.
David Swick profiles the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts.
This is the best time to be alive, says Alice Walker, because there is so much work to do—so much opportunity for self-realization.
When so much talk of morality is marked by aggression and self-righteousness, Robert Coles, child psychiatrist, is a gentler and deeper moral voice.
David Swick on the ups and downs and ups of his first Goenka vipassana meditation course.