A gay couple’s decision to wed threw them into the heart of an American culture war.
Steve Silberman recalls early and lasting loves.
by David Schneider
University of California Press, 2015
325 pages, $29.95
Steve Silberman reviews “Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen,” by David Schneider.
Jack Kornfield’s brilliant synthesis of deep Buddhist practice and modern psychological insight has made him one of the most influential spiritual teachers of our time.
The San Francisco Poetry Center and Green Arcade Books hosted a tribute to Nanao Sakaki in a mattress factory. Report by Steve Silberman.
The discussion of the Steve Jobs/Buddhism connection continues, and now Steve Silberman has weighed in with a contribution.
Steve Silberman describes the goals and the challenges of sitting with a Meditation Flash Mob.
Shunyru Suzuki’s book Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind has been leading people onto the path of meditation for forty years now. Here, Shambhala Sun friend and contributor Steve Silberman shares an intimate glimpse, via beautiful photos, of his personal copy of Suzuki’s book, which continues to teach him after all these years.
Steve Silberman reflects on the life of poet Peter Orlovsky: a eulogy featuring never before seen photos.
The “real-time web” offers round-the-clock pressures and distractions that make it hard to tell where the virtual world ends.