Andrew Olendzki


The Search for Meaning

My father spent two years in concentration camps—first Auschwitz, then Buchenwald, then a smaller camp in the Black Forest. No, that does not mean I am Jewish—he was a Catholic Pole living in Warsaw, turned in to the Gestapo by an orphan boy he had assisted and arrested for his role in helping to publish […]

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Giving Pain the Slip

I learned to meditate when I was 8 years old, though I did not know it at the time. I was beset by terrible headaches, and the doctors did not know their cause. In retrospect, I think it was the glue—I was an avid model builder—but whether that was the cause or not, the result […]

By Andrew Olendzki

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Andrew Olendzki at the Tricycle Book Club May starting 17th

Join us this Monday, May 17th, at the Tricycle Community Book Club as we begin discussing Andrew Olendzki’s new book, Unlimiting Mind: The Radically Experimental Psychology of Buddhism. Buddhist psychology can be a heavy subject, but Andrew manages to keep it light without losing any of his subject’s depth. As a longtime Buddhist scholar and […]

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