Essays

Writings

Donald has written extensively on socially engaged spirituality, transpersonal and humanistic psychology, and meditation and spiritual practice - including as the long-time editor of the ReVision journal. Below is a listing of some of his essays.  

  • An Interfaith Training Program in Socially Engaged Spirituality. Turning Wheel (Summer 2006), 36-37, 43.
  • Present Moment, Urgent Moment. Tricycle (Fall 2004), 71-74, 118.
  • The Second Precept: Transforming Greed. Tricycle (Winter 2003), 39-40.
  • Becoming a Contemplative Artist: Developing Skillfulness in Practice. Gay Buddhist Fellowship Newsletter (February/March 2003). Download PDF
  • The Parking Lot Sutra. Turning Wheel (Winter 2001), 34-37.
  • Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in South Africa. Turning Wheel (Fall 2001), 27-31.
  • Transpersonal Issues at the Millenium. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology (1999), 31 (1): 41-67.
  • Responding to the Cries of the World: Socially Engaged Buddhism in North America, in Charles Prebish and Kenneth Tanaka (ed.), The Faces of Buddhism in America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998), 266-286, 334-341.
  • Facing the Collective Shadow (with Jürgen Kremer). ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1990), 22 (1), 2-4.
  • Ken Wilber and the Future of Transpersonal Inquiry: an Introduction to the Conversation. Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers (Wheaton: Quest Books, 1998), 1-27.
  • Intimate Relationships and Spirituality: An Introduction. ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1998), 21(2), 2-3.
  • Unlearning Oppression: Healing Racism, Healing Violence (with Isoke Femi). ReVision 20 (Fall 1997): 18-24.
  • Structural Violence and Spirituality: Socially Engaged Buddhist Perspectives (with Sulak Sivaraksa and Santikaro Bhikkhu). ReVision 20 (Fall 1997): 38-42.
  • Responding to Violence: an Introduction. ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1997), 20 (2), 2.
  • Relationship as Spiritual Practice, with Jeanne Achterberg. ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1996), 19(2), 2-5.
  • How Straight is the Spiritual Path? ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1996), 19(1), 25-40.
  • Immediate Family, Extended Family, Expanded Family. Turning Wheel, Winter 1996, 41, 43-5.
  • Spiritual Inquiry. ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1995), 17(2), 2-12.
  • Asking to Awaken, with Joanna Macy, ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1995), 17(2), 25-33.
  • Toward a Socially Engaged Spirituality. ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation (1993): 15(3), 98.
  • Buddhist Responses to Violence and War: Resources for a Socially Engaged Spirituality. Journal of Humanistic Psychology (1992): 32(4), 41-75.
  • The Crisis of Modernity and the Emergence of Socially Engaged Spirituality, from ReVision 15 (Winter 1993) 105-114.
  • A Thai Perspective on Socially Engaged Buddhism: A Conversation with Sulak Sivaraksa, ReVision 15 (Winter 1993): 121-127.
  • Contemporary Epistemology and the Study of Mysticism, from Forman, Robert K.C. (ed.), The Problem of Pure Consciousness: Mysticism and Philosophy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), 163-210.
  • Philosophical Foundations of Transpersonal Psychology: An Introduction to Some Basic Issues, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 1986, Vol. 18, No. 1 (1 - 34).