Setting the stage for our Western Vipassana Teachers Forum, Jack Kornfield explains how different schools of Buddhism—Zen, Theravada, Tibetan, Pure Land, etc.—and various meditation techniques developed and changed over time.
Western Vipassana Teachers Forum
By Sharon Salzberg, Christina Feldman, Christopher Titmuss, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield
Five Western teachers of vipassana meditation articulate their fundamental beliefs, practices and intentions.
Jane and James Baraz, Barbara Gates, Jack Kornfield, Wes Nisker and Henrietta Rogell talked with Thich Nhat Hanh a few days after attending his retreat at Green Gulch Farm in November 1985. Barbara Gates edited the interview, which includes an opening essay that introduces Thich Nhat Hanh and his work.
Women's Spirituality: An Interview with Christina Feldman and Michele McDonald
By Anna Douglas, Barbara Gates
Three senior vipassana meditation teachers discuss the value of retreats where women can examine their conditioning and honor feminine values such as gentleness, nurturing and receptivity.
Roger Walsh gives an overview of Ken Wilber’s breadth of scholarship and open-minded interest in the major psychologies of both East and West, describing Wilber as “one of the great thinkers of our time.”
James Baraz describes an approach to dharma practice that encourages full participation and involvement with life.
The Great Leap Backward, or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Decline and Fall
By Wes Nisker
Wes Nisker playfully envisions a new political philosophy, “Zen Socialism,” that embraces “enlightened non-self-interest.”