Jeffrey Hopkins

Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor Emeritus of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia. The former chief interpreter for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he has published 42 books.

Magazine Meditation & Practice

Discovering the Sky

After my freshman year, inspired by Thoreau, I retreated to the woods of Vermont where I went on long walks, came alive to colors, dreamt out all my bad dreams, and wrote poetry. I had found a part of the way toward filling the pit of loneliness and anger that had dominated my life. When […]

By Jeffrey Hopkins


What’s in the Mix?

Zen Abbot Bodhin Kjolhede Do enlightenment and alcohol mix? No. That’s the short answer. But let’s define our terms. There are many people who might consider themselves “drunks” who haven’t touched alcohol in years. But here I take the definition of “a drunk” to be based on behavior, current behavior—someone who consistently drinks to excess. […]

By Bodhin Kjolhede and Jeffrey Hopkins
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