On Friday, February 20, 2015, the IBS, with Wisdom Publications, hosted the symposium “Mindfulness: Three Buddhist Perspectives.” The purpose of the symposium was to compare and contrast mindfulness practices in three different traditions: Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan. The panelists provide their personal perspective informed by their traditions and then comment on the modern mindfulness movement.
Ajahn Brahm, abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery and bestselling author of The Art of Disappointing and Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond;
Taigen Dan Leighton, Dharma Teacher at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago and author of Zen Questions: Zazen, Dōgen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry; and Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra; and
Jonathan Landaw, editor and author of a number of Buddhist books, including Wisdom Energy, Introduction to Tantra, and Buddhism for Dummies.
The panel was moderated by Rev. Daijaku Kinst, Director of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the Institute of Buddhist Studies.