The Dalai Lama is a Buddhist teacher, national leader, amateur scientist, and voice of peace.
Dispassionately observing what goes on in our mind is one of Buddhism’s central practices, a technique being used to work with mental health.
Having known him for many years, Pico Iyer concludes that the only His Holiness the Dalai Lama brings true spiritual peace to the summit of world affairs.
Zen practitioners don’t “work on” koans. Koans work on them. Norman Fischer offers a poet’s take on the phrases and spaces of Zen practice, including his favorite: “Who is sick?”
Diane Ackerman on the ancient tradition of meditation and mysticism that sustained two heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Review of The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine by Anne Harrington
Review of Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of On the Road (They’re Not What You Think) by John Leland
Review of books from March 2008.