Author interviews

Vidyamala Burch on Opening to Pain with Mindfulness (Part I)

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. Windhorse Publications features … [ Read More ]

Vishvapani on Getting a Sense of the Buddha

Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One weaves ancient sources and modern understanding into an insightful and thought-provoking biography. In an interview with Hannah Atkinson, author Vishvapani discusses how his research into the Discourses provided him with a strong sense of the Buddha. Gautama Buddha is an incredibly full and rich account … [ Read More ]

Anālayo on Compassion and Emptiness

Anālayo, professor of Buddhist Studies at the Sri Lanka International Academy in Pallekele, teaches at the Center for Buddhist Studies of the University of Hamburg and researches at the Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan. He has drawn on his extensive research into early Buddhism to present Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, our … [ Read More ]

Anālayo’s Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation – available now!

Anālayo’s Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation – available now!

Anālayo’s Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation is now available in paperback and eBook format. Described by Jack Kornfield as ‘a gift of visionary scholarship and practice’, Anālayo’s new book examines and interpretes material on the meditative practices of compassion and emptiness in the early Buddhist discourses. Listen to our interview with Anālayo to … [ Read More ]

An interview with Valerie Mason-John, co-author of ‘Eight Step Recovery’

An interview with Valerie Mason-John, co-author of ‘Eight Step Recovery’

Last month, Valerie Mason-John, co-author of ‘Eight Step Recovery‘, was interviewed by Canada’s Talk Recovery Radio. Here’s an edited excerpt from the interview: Most of us either know someone who has suffered from some form of addiction or have suffered from addiction ourselves. Why do you think it is so common? I would say that the main … [ Read More ]

An interview with Anālayo, author of ‘Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization’ and ‘Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna’

An interview with Anālayo, author of ‘Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization’ and ‘Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna’

Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna is a companion volume to your earlier publication, Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization. How are the two books distinct and how do they work together? My first book, Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization, came out of a PhD I did in Sri Lanka. It was the product of my academic … [ Read More ]

An interview with Dhivan Thomas Jones, author of ‘This Being, That Becomes: The Buddha’s Teaching on Conditionality’

An interview with Dhivan Thomas Jones, author of ‘This Being, That Becomes: The Buddha’s Teaching on Conditionality’

What is the Buddha’s teaching on conditionality? Why is this teaching so important? Conditionality is the basic principle of understanding reality, according to the Buddha’s teaching. This sounds very grand, but actually what it amounts to is something very practical: how suffering arises in human experience and how we can bring about the ceasing of … [ Read More ]