Satish Kumar

Worcester Magazine (1999) At the age of nine, he took vows as a Jain monk. At 18, he began preaching Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violent social involvement. A decade later, he set off from India to walk to the major world capitals without a penny in his pocket, campaigning against nuclear weapons. Today, Satish Kumar is […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn: The Prescription is Meditation (Shambhala Sun)

Shambhala Sun, Sept. 1999 From the inner city to the executive suite, in hospitals and prisons, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s meditation courses are helping thousands handle illness stress, anger and addiction. Lawrence Pintak profiles the man who has brought meditation to the American mainstream. John Coolidge was alone with his mind. Paralyzed and rendered deaf by […]

Mind at Peace, Body in Balance (Shambhala Sun)

Sept. 1999 A look at healing meditations developed by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of The Healing Power of Mind. The simplicity of the mindfulness meditations taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn makes them readily accessible to non-Buddhists. But healing practices are also at the heart of the more esoteric teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, and Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, […]