Jean Smith

Jean Smith

Jean Smith is the author/editor of numerous successful books on Buddhism, including 365 Zen, A Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation, and Breath Sweeps Mind. A longtime associate of the Insight Meditation Society, she is the head of the executive board of the Mountain Retreat Center, in Taos, New Mexico, where she lives.

Recent Articles

White People, It’s Time to Look in the Mirror

Ayesha Ali asks white people to examine their life and privilege—without shame but with deep curiosity about why you don’t really know or understand her.

Submerged Flower Buddha Perfections Wisdom Publications Lion's Roar Buddhism Life Is Spiritual Practice: Achieving Happiness with the 10 Perfections. Jean Smith

Making the Buddha’s Perfections Our Own

As a young child, I loved to play with “magic seeds.” I’d drop them into a glass of water, and they would suddenly swell into huge and exotic paper flowers.