Inquiring Mind‘s editors offer an overview of this issue’s theme.
Ram Dass, everybody’s spiritual uncle, talks with Roger Walsh and Wes Nisker about his post-stroke life.
Ajahn Amaro and Jack Kornfield join Kamala Tiyavanich in a conversation about the lost heritage of the Path of the Elders in Theravadin Buddhism.
Jack Kornfield shares a vision of the new Spirit Rock retreat center that draws inspiration from the early Buddhism of Southeast Asia.
Ajahn Jumnien, a wise and playful Thai forest monk, talks about renunciation, inner strength and awakening, constantly urging us back to seeing our true nature.
China Galland explains how the wrathful aspect of the sacred feminine, and its embodiment in women activists around the world, can transform anger into healing.
Gavin Harrison describes his commitment to facing and standing up for truth—even when confronting abuse, AIDs and death.
Mark Epstein brings East–West wisdom and his own meditative insights to his work, offering a wonderful synthesis of Western psychology and Buddhist mindfulness practice.
After a bomb explodes in her mailbox, Barbara Gates ponders culture, community and moral conundrums.
Buddha’s Nature: Evolution as a Guide to Enlightenment, by Wes Nisker
Reviewed By Anita Barrows, Joanna Macy
(256 pp., Bantam Books, 1998)
Lessons from the Dying, by Rodney Smith
Reviewed By Guy Armstrong
(207 pp., Wisdom Publications, 1998)
Playing in the Zone: Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Sports, by Andrew Cooper
Reviewed By Patrick McMahon
(160 pp., Shambhala Publications, 1998)