Rande Brown

Rande Brown , L.C.S.W., is on the board of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society. She writes on Buddhism and psychoanalysis and is in private practice in the West Village in Manhattan. Rande is a founding board member of the Tricycle Foundation and was its Executive Director from 2002–2006.


Borscht Belt Buddhism

Soon after Shakyamuni began ordaining disciples, he instituted the practice of an annual rainy-season retreat (called varshika, or “belonging to the rains”), during which the community ceased its wandering and settled down to meditate and study doctrine. Ever since, Buddhist orders have devoted certain periods of the calendar to the strict observance of quiet contemplation. […]

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