Buddhist Teachers and the Abuse of Power

Buddhist Teachers and the Abuse of Power: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Dharma Practice This article is dedicated to all those individuals, and their families, who have been hurt by the unethical actions of dharma teachers. My hope is that these reflections and insights will contribute to a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant Western dharma. Canaries […]

Published and Unpublished Letters to the Editor

This one was written in response to an article by C.W. Huntington in Tricycle magazine: We’re concerned that the recent article on dharma practice and psychotherapy by C.W. Huntington fails to adequately address the unconscious dynamics that so often manifest themselves as obstructive forces in the midst of formal practice and our everyday life. Perhaps […]

Published and Unpublished Letters to the Editor

Regarding Michael Stone’s unfortunate death: Dear Friends, I was deeply sorry to hear of Michael Stone’s tragic death. Although we never met, and I know little about his dharma work, his teachings and presence clearly had a powerful impact on many people and he will be greatly missed. The reported circumstances of Michael’s death have […]

Published and Unpublished Letters to the Editor

This one was in response to an article by Adam Gopnik published in the New Yorker magazine: Adam Gopnik’s recent article, “What Meditation Can Do for Us, and What It Can’t,” reveals how our modern Western cultural attitudes tend to reduce Buddhism to a weak parody of itself. Rather than seeing the Buddha Way as […]

The Mind’s Dragons

Deep practice mobilizes powerful healing energies—and stirs repressed forces that lie in our subconscious. To read our full article in Tricycle Magazine, please visit the link at…

Insights on Practice

Want to know more about anger arising in your practice? Or Fear?  Or shame or guilt?  Come back soon for insights into practice