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James Ishmael Ford

Full name: Rev. James Ishmael Ford

The 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.

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Skinner House Books

In This Very Moment
A Simple Guide to Zen Buddhism

James Ishmael Ford

From Skinner House Books

The history, philosophy and practice of Zen for beginners...

UU World

Crying out for justice

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
Everything is perfect, and needs a lot of work.
On the death of a child

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
Buddhist wisdom honors a brief life.
Buddhist basics

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
Central concepts in Buddhism.
How to know God

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
An atheist mystic meets the goddess of love.
Gone sitting

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
A few words on going to a Zen retreat.
You don't say

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
We can’t help seeing through words, but it’s worth trying.
A few words in favor of Jezebel

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
Is Jezebel the baddest of the bad girls of the Bible?
Writing to the general

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
Or, how I realized that copying letters for Amnesty International was a spiritual discipline.
The taste of awakening

James Ishmael Ford

From UU World Magazine
On having a spiritual practice.

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