How does meditation practice affect our relationship to the Earth—to its waters and atmosphere and creatures of all species? Read our editors’ thoughts and intentions.
Interview with Ajahn Pasanno and Julia Butterfly Hill: The Bhikkhu and the Butterfly
Ajahn Pasanno ordained trees in Thailand as a way of saving them, and Julia Butterfly Hill climbed into one grand old redwood in order to save it, creating news that inspired millions. Inquiring Mind editors Dennis Crean, Barbara Gates and Wes Nisker brought the two of them together for a conversation about trees, activism and love.
INDIGENOUS DHARMA: Native American and Buddhist Voices
What can we learn from Earth-based spiritual traditions such as those of the Native Americans? We present three Native American teachers—Eduardo Duran, Lorain Fox Davis and Fred Wahpepah—and three Buddhists who lead retreats with indigenous teachers—Susan Murphy, Tsultrim Allione and John Travis.
Interview with Joseph Goldstein and Paul Hawken: A 10,000-year Perspective—Who Are You Going to Be?
Diana Winston, Paul Hawken and Joseph Goldstein discuss the intersection of dharma, ecology, sustainability and the future of our planet.
Helena Norberg-Hodge argues that global industrialization leads to disconnection, psychological deprivation and environmental breakdown. But Buddhism’s philosophical foundation and emphasis on compassion put engaged Buddhists in a unique position to lead the way out.
Everything Yearned For: Manhae’s Poems of Love and Longing, translated and introduced by Francisca Cho (192 pp., Wisdom Publications, 2004)
The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry, edited by Andrew Schelling (416 pp., Wisdom Publications, 2005,)
Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Introduction, by Charles F. Chicarelli (304 pp., Silkworm Books, 2004)
Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, edited by Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob (280 pp., University of California Press, 2004)
A Mind Reader's Briefing
Reviewed By Steven D. Goodman, Rev. Heng Sure, Jan Eldridge, Kathryn Guta, Ronna Kabatznick, Wendy Johnson
Short reviews of Cinema Nirvana • Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth • Pure and Simple: The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Laywoman • How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator • Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? • Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World • Waking Up to What You Do