Robert Inchausti

Robert Inchausti is the author of Spitwad Sutras: Classroom Teaching as Sublime Vocation (Bergin & Garvey 1993), The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People (SUNY, 1991) and Thomas Merton’s American Prophecy (SUNY, 1998). He is a Professor of English at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California.

Recent Articles

The Joy of Helping Others: Pema Chödrön and Father Gregory Boyle

Father Gregory Boyle recently received the 2024 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, for his work as the founder of the gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program Homeboy Industries. Here, Father Boyle joins renowned Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön for an inspiring conversation about the joy of helping others.

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Commentary: Is Advertising a Problem for Buddhism?

Buddhism values attention and self-mastery; targeted advertising generates craving. Jonathan C. Gold explores the conflict between the two, calling us to regain control of our mindful attention.