Normalcy at Its Best: An Interview with David Chadwick, Biographer of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Author Interviews / From the Editors

Normalcy at Its Best: An Interview with David Chadwick, Biographer of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Shambhala: Your teacher Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has now been in print for more than forty years, and is still often recommended as the best first book to read about Zen practice. Why do you think its popularity has endured throughout the explosion of Buddhist publishing the last few years? David Chadwick: Hard … Continue reading

Sitting Still…Like a Kid: An Interview with Eline Snel
Author Interviews / From the Editors

Sitting Still…Like a Kid: An Interview with Eline Snel

Shambhala: How did you first become interested in teaching mindfulness to kids? Eline Snel: I led a training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for a group of twelve principals at my local school board. They asked me to develop a training method for children. So I did, after several tryouts in different schools and age … Continue reading

Venerable Thubten Chodron on Working with Anger
Author Interviews / Daily Wisdom / From the Editors / Tibetan Dharma

Venerable Thubten Chodron on Working with Anger

Please enjoy these wonderful videos, in which Venerable Thubten Chodron discusses her inspiration for writing her book, Working with Anger. The book presents a variety of Buddhist methods for subduing and preventing anger not by changing what is happening, but by framing it differently. No matter what our religion, learning to work with our anger is … Continue reading

Heidi Koppl on the Importance of Rongzom
Author Interviews / From the Editors

Heidi Koppl on the Importance of Rongzom

We recently interviewed Heidi Koppl, author and translator of Establishing Appearances as Divine, about the importance of the great Nyingma scholar Chökyi Zangpo Rongzom’s writings and the inspiration behind her work. Shambhala Publications: What inspired you to take on this text? Heidi Koppl: While I was living at my teacher Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s monastery in … Continue reading