As teacher, feminist, ecologist and social activist, Joanna Macy’s work is grounded in the Buddha’s central teaching that all things are interrelated.
Bo Lozoff—called “a con man for God” by Ram Dass—is the colorful and outspoken director of the worldwide Prison-Ashram Project, helping the incarcerated use their time for inner growth.
Larry Rosenberg discusses the role of an urban meditation center and his approach to teaching: “It’s important to sustain mindfulness in daily life AND to do intensive practice, not to set daily life and retreats in opposition.”
While doing research for his Pulitzer-nominated book, Diet For A New America, John Robbins compiled lists of eye-opening facts about the animal foods industry.
Carole Melkonian writes about a sustained vigil to prevent weapons being shipped to other countries, with firsthand accounts of U.S.–funded violence in Central America that inspired the protest and of peace activist Brian Willson being run over by a munitions train, and an interview with Berkeley Zen Center’s Maylie Scott.