Sumi Loundon Kim is the Buddhist chaplain at Duke University and teacher for the Buddhist Families of Durham. She has published two anthologies about young Buddhists: Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha’s Apprentices. Originally brought up in a Soto Zen community, she has been following the Theravada lineage for the past 20 years.
Henepola Gunaratana is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society, community of monastics and lay people dedicated to the practice of Theravadan Buddhism. Born in rural Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination at age 20 in 1947. He has written several books, including Mindfulness In Plain English […]
Maria R. Heim is an asssociate professor of religion at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Her research centers on South Asian religions, with a specialization in Buddhism. She primarily focuses on the intellectual history of the Theravada tradition today in Sri Lanka and mainland Southeast Asia.