Summer 2008 – India

Jul 1, 2008 I went to India this past March, for the first time in 12 years. India has been my spiritual home, the place where I found meditation practice, my innermost values, and my authentic life. My friend Amy Read More

Foundation for the People of Burma

Jun 1, 2008 Many people have written me about the devastation in Burma following the cyclone, expressing their sorrow and frustration at the difficulties in ensuring aid in a time of such great suffering. There are some organizations that have Read More

Autumn 2007 – Burma

Nov 1, 2007 The story of the preservation of the Buddha’s teachings throughout the years of its oral tradition is the story of the ordained sangha – the community of monks and nuns. Each was responsible for memorizing passages and Read More

Summer 2007

Jul 1, 2007 When I went to India to learn meditation, in 1970, I had already heard Ram Dass lecture and was intrigued by Eastern Spirituality in part because of him. When I entered my initial intensive 10-day meditation retreat, Read More

Ram Dass

Jun 1, 2007 Ram Dass makes a range of donations possible, so it’s more affordable to a wider group of people. I urge you to contribute what you can, and dive deep into the offerings. It helps support Ram Dass, and also Read More

Coming Home

Feb 1, 2007 The Coming Home project of Deep Streams is an innovative series of programs that address the mental, emotional, and spiritual problems of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. Community Meetings bring together veterans and families and Read More

Winter 2007

Jan 1, 2007 Last summer I went to the movies with a friend, Mark Epstein. At almost the last moment we decided to go see the War Tapes. The movie had been made when several members of a New Hampshire Read More

Summer 2006, IMS 30th Anniversary

Jul 1, 2006 On July 8th we had an extraordinary celebration marking the 30th anniversary of the Insight Meditation Society. Even though we had moved in on Valentine’s Day 1976, the weather in February in New England seemed too challenging Read More

Spring 2006

Apr 1, 2006 I was recently teaching at New York Insight, a lovely room on the 10th floor of a building in Manhattan. A friend sat close to the windows on one side, which faced another building across a courtyard. Read More

Winter 2006

Jan 1, 2006 In the fall of 2001, I sublet an apartment in downtown Manhattan, and accepted a schedule of meditation classes that began the night of Tuesday, Sept 11th. The Friday before, I went home to Massachusetts for the Read More