Full name: Rev. James Ishmael Ford
The Rev. James Ishmael Ford, a UU World online columnist, is a Zen Buddhist priest and senior guiding teacher of Boundless Way Zen. He is the author of several books, including If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life (Wisdom Publications, 2012). He writes the Monkey Mind blog.
- Monkey Mind: James Ford's blog
- If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life
- Zen Master Who? A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen
- The Faith of a UU Buddhist
- In This Very Moment: A Simple Guide to Zen Buddhism