What we are reading

Excerpts from the reading lists for the 360

Japan travel

  • Sacred Koyasan: A Pilgrimage to the Mountain Temple of Saint Kobo Daishi and the Great Sun Buddha, Philip L. Nicoloff, 2007.

Silent monastic retreat

Silent Spaces:  Contemplation in the West

  • The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard
  • In Pursuit of Silence, George Prochnik (excerpted in NY Times)
  • Neural correlates of a mystical experience in Carmelite nuns. Mario Beauregard & Vincent Paquette, Neuroscience Letters 405 (2006) 186–190

The History and Rhetoric of Buddhist Meditation

Listening to Mind and Body:  The Psychology of Mindfulness