Q: May I link to the archive from my website, blog, Facebook page, Twitter, etc.?

A: Please do!


Q: May I distribute copies of your articles to my study group or students?

A: Yes, with attribution. Of course, it may be easier to send them directly to the archive to read the article(s).


Q: May I translate and/or republish content from the Inquiring Mind archive?

A: You are welcome to share texts—with attribution—for non-commercial purposes only (e.g. for classroom or study group use), under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

The Creative Commons license does NOT apply to photography, artwork, cartoons and other images; these were published in the archive exclusively with permission from each artist.

Please contact the individual artists if you wish to use any of their work.


Q: I’m looking for a specific article/poem that was in Inquiring Mind, and it doesn’t seem to be in the archive. Why is it missing?

A: There are a few possible reasons:

First, a few writers asked us NOT to include their work in the archive, and we respect their wishes.

Second, we made a choice to exclude obsolete information such as sangha news about fundraising, retreats and other long-past events.

Finally, this archive emphasizes work that was created specifically for Inquiring Mind. In most cases, we omitted adaptations and excerpts from books or other publications, as we only had permission to use excerpts, adaptations and poems for single use in the print journal.


Q: The print version of Inquiring Mind featured art on most of its pages. Why isn’t more art in the archive?

A: When we produced the print journal, artists gave us permission to use their work one time only, in print. More recently, some artists have allowed us to display their art here in the archive. If you are looking for a specific artist’s work, you can find links under Contributors: Artists in the menu bar above.


Q: What are the numbers beneath each image on the homepage?

A: The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of articles that are available for that issue.