Our editors offer a brief overview of this issue, and more detail about the cover.
Inquiring Mind publisher Alan Novidor reflects on the journal’s origin, mission and twenty-year journey.
Four senior American vipassana teachers—Ruth Denison, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield—tell personal stories that mark the beginnings of our collective history.
In the hope of dispelling misunderstandings and exploring resonances between Islam and Buddhism, Inquiring Mind arranged a conversation between Alex Berzin and Snjezana Akpinar.
Patrice Clark Koelsh describes committing to her Bodhisattva vow at a wildlife refuge center.
Wes Nisker and Noah Levine compare the dharma of the Beat and hippie generations with that of modern-day punks.
Ronna Kabatznick tells a poignant story of finding healing and insight during a day with three generations of rural Thai women.
Tara Brach helps us find freedom from the constricting stories we tell ourselves about our own lives.
Getting her first mani-pedi in a Manhattan beauty salon, Barbara Gates finds surprising kinship—in the world behind appearances and beyond apparent differences.
In a big inner-city public high school, teacher Naomi Baer calms chaos by beginning every class period with one minute of stillness.
JOURNAL OF THE
VIPASANNA VIPPASANA VIPASSANA COMMUNITY VOL. 0 NO. 20
(272 pp., Shambhala Publications, 2003)
(288 pp., Perigee, 2003)
(198 pp., HarperSanFrancisco, 2003)
(288 pp., Broadway Books, 2003)
A Mindreader’s Briefing
Reviewed By Mirka Knaster, Peter Dale Scott, Mettika, Carsten Henningsen, Ronna Kabatznick, Wes Nisker
Short reviews of Buddhism: A Concise Introduction • Silence: How to Find Inner Peace in a Busy World • Pressing Out Pure Honey: A Practitioner’s Study Guide • Mindfulness and Money: The Buddhist Path of Abundance • The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory • The New Social Face of Buddhism • Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha • Stillness: Daily Gifts of Solitude
After a family retreat at IMS, Beth Roth‘s young children suggest weekly silent mini-retreats at home, starting with breakfast on Saturdays.
When he was dropped off at Forest Refuge for an eighteen-day solo retreat, Don Mellville was feeling a little nervous…
Wes Nisker reminisces about the early days of Inquiring Mind—how the journal got started, how it got its name, how things have changed since 1984, and some favorite moments with beloved teachers.