Andrew Olendzki, Ph.D., was trained in Buddhist Studies at Lancaster University in England, as well as at Harvard and the University of Sri Lanka. The former executive director of IMS, executive director at BCBS, and executive editor of the Insight Journal, he is currently senior scholar at BCBS.

May 17, 2010, Andrew was interviewed on the Tricycle Magazine Editor’s Blog about his new book, Unlimiting Mind (see below). You can watch the interview here:

Here are links to two reviews of Unlimiting Mind:

Review of Unlimiting Mind on the blog Popcorn Mind

Review of Unlimiting Mind on the blog Wandering Dharma

In the Summer, 2010 edition of Buddhadharma magazine, Andrew partcipates in a panel discussion with Norman Fisher and Lama Palden Drolma. You may read it on the Buddhadharma site here or in the pdf file here: Sex, Lies and Buddhism.


Unlimiting Mind: The Radically Experiential Psychology of Buddhism, Wisdom Publications, 2010


BIBLIOGRAPHY for Andrew Olendzki

Sutta Studies

Outline of Abhidhamma
Meditation on the Elements
The Case Against Racism

Pali Poetry

Mara Rebuffed
No Harmful Thought
Beyond Joy and Sorrow
Fully Quenched


Here is a talk given at the Common Ground center in Minneapolis in July of 2009:

Buddhist Maps of the Mind.

These two talks were given at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA:

Grasping and the Creation of Self
Nature Poetry


The Metta Sutta. On-line course, complete word-by-word analysis, translation, and commentary, including numerous multi-media tools for investigating the text. This material will be reformatted for the new BCBS website, Stay tuned.


Clinical Handbook Of Mindfulness. Ed. Fabrizio Didonna, Springer Publishers (2008).
Chapter 2: Mindfulness and Meditation
Chapter 1: Mindfulness: What Is It? Where Did it Come From? (with Christopher K. Germer and Ronald D. Siegel.)

Buddhist Thought And Applied Psychological Research: Transcending The Boundaries.
Ed. D.K. Nauriyal, Routledge Curzon (2006).
Chapter 12: The Transformative Impact of Non-Self

Mindfulness And Psychotherapy. Germer, Siegel & Fulton, eds. Guilford Press (2005).
A collaborative project of the members of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Chapter 12: The Roots of Mindfulness
Glossary: Glossary of Buddhist Psychology.

Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology And Buddhist Teachings.
Ed. Seth Segall. SUNY Press (2003).
Chapter 1: Buddhist Psychology

Engaged Buddhism In The West. Ed. Christopher Queen. Wisdom (2000).
Chapter 11: Meditation, Healing and Stress Reduction

Pali Buddhism. Ed. Frank J. Hoffman and Deegalle Mahinda. Curzon Press (1996).
Chapter 2: A Proposed Model of Early Buddhist Liberation


The Best Buddhist Writing 2006. Melvin McCloud, ed. Shambhala Press (2006).
Essay: Removing the Thorn

Buddhist-Christian Studies. Volume 17 (1997).
Article: Mission and Dialogue: A Paradox?

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, New York, NY.
Column: Thus Have I Heard.
Winter 2008: Karma in Action
Summer 2008: Caring for Each Other
Spring 2008: Unreal Imagination Exists
Fall 2007: The Ties that Unbind
Spring 2007: A Universal Formula
Winter 2006: Changing Your Mind
Fall 2006: Calm in the Face of Anger
Summer 2006: Keeping Your Balance
Spring 2006: In the Blink of an Eye
Winter 2005: No Essence
Fall 2005: Removing the Thorn
Summer 2005: Self is a Verb
Spring 2005: This Fathom-Long Carcass
Summer 03: The Wisdom of Giving
Winter 2003: Back to the Beginning: An Interview with Andrew Olendzki

Buddhadharma: The Practitioners Quarterly, Halifax, NS.
Fall 2008: The Real Mindfulness: An Abhidhamma Perspective
Spring 2008: Forum: Does Buddhism Make You Happier?
Fall 2006: Dharma Dictionary: Papañca
Fall 2005: Mapping the Buddhist Landscape; Book review: In the Buddha’s Words
Fall 2003: Dharma Dictionary: Nibbida

Insight Journal. Journal of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
Editor-in-chief and author of the following:
Winter 2009: Here and Now (essay); Free of Fear (poetry trans.).
Summer 2008: John Peackock (interview); Where the Action Is (essay); Resourcefulness (trans.); Attached to Nothing (poetry trans.).
Winter 2008: Post Copernicus (essay); Outline of Abhidhamma; Mara Rebuffed (poetry trans.).
Summer 2007: Making the Best of It (essay); Pilgrimage to Buddhist India (photos); No Harmful Thought (poetry trans.).
Winter 2006: This World is Not Yours (essay); The Case Against Racism (trans.); Beyond Joy and Sorrow (poetry trans.).
Spring 2006: Gregory Kramer (interview); What the Buddha Taught (essay); Truth (article); Fully Quenched (poetry trans.).
Fall 2005: Sensei Pat Enkyo O’Hara (interview); An Organic Spirituality (essay); Advice to a Dying Man (article); A Face So Calm (poetry trans.).
Spring 2005: Issho Fujita (interview); Interconnected…Or Not? (essay); Understanding the Hindrances (article); Buddha in the Forest (poetry trans.).
Fall 2004: Taitetsu Unno (interview); War and Peace (essay); The Matrix of Experience (article); The Steadfast Family Man (poetry trans.).
Spring 2004: Trudy Goodman (interview); The Non-Pursuit of Happiness (essay); The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness (article & trans.); Crossing the Rohini (poetry trans.).
Fall 2003: U Pandita Sayadaw (interview); Whose Life Is This, Anyway? (essay); The Net of Brahma ; Keeping the Wheel Rolling (poetry trans.).
Spring 2003: Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia (interview); Evolving Beyond Delusion (essay); The Edicts of King Ashoka (trans.); The Lonely Forest Dweller (poetry trans.).
Fall 2002: Bhikkhu Bodhi (interview); Healing the Wounds of the World (essay); The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness (article); Brahma Vihara Matrix (trans.); King Pasenadi Goes on a Diet (poetry).

Insight. Journal of Insight Meditation Society & Barre Center For Buddhist Studies.
Editor-in-chief and author of the following:
Spring 2002: Paula Green (interview); Skinny Gotami and the Mustard Seed (trans.); Dharma Rain (poetry trans.).
Fall 2001: Ajahn Sundara (interview); Healing or Harming? (article); The Moon Released (poetry trans.).
Spring 2001: Ajahn Sucitto (interview); The Distortions of the Mind (trans.); Stealing the Scent (poetry trans.).
Fall 2000: Myoshin Kelley (interview); Judy Phillips, director of Dharma Seed Tape Library (interview); Teaching the Dhamma (trans.); Cutting the Stream (trans.); The Blooming Lotus (poetry trans.).
Spring 2000: Thanissaro Bhikkhu (interview); The Interdependent Origination of Feeling (article); Three Views of Transience (trans.); The Healing Medicine of Dhamma (poetry trans.). Fall 1999: Sharda Rogell (interview); The Context of Impermanence (article); Not Arming Oneself (trans.); Like Moths to a Flame (poetry trans.).
Spring 1999: Larry Rosenberg (interview); The Foolish Monkey (trans.); You Call Yourself a Farmer? (poetry trans.)
Fall 1998: Joseph Goldstein (interview); Upon the Tip of a Needle (trans.); Let the Wilderness Serve! (poetry trans.).
Spring 1998: Rodney Smith (interview); Practicing the Middle Path (trans.); Ashoka’s Dharma (trans.).
Fall 1997: Kamala Masters & Steve Armstrong (interview); Directed and Undirected Meditation (trans.); Breaking the Cycle (poetry trans.).
Spring 1997: Ruth Dennison (interview); A Tree Called Steadfast (trans.); No Greater Contentment (poetry trans.).
Fall 1996: Stephen & Martine Batchelor (interview); The Tathagata is “Truly Gone“ (trans.); Mara Meets His Match (poetry trans.).
Spring 1996: Corrado Pensa (interview); Lions in the Wilderness: Early Buddhist Appreciation of Nature (article); Mahakassapa: At Home in the Mountains (trans.); A Mother’s Blessing (poetry).
Fall 1995: Narayan Liebenson Grady (interview); Excerpts from Theravada in the West (article); The Parable of the Six Creatures (trans.); Beaten Like a Thief (poetry trans.).
Spring 1995: Sylvia Boorstein (interview); Dedicated to Dhamma: Inauguration of a New Dhamma Hall (article); The Soothing of Grief (poetry).
Fall 1994: Christopher Titmus (interview); The Call of the Peacocks (poetry).
Spring 1994: Christina Feldman (interview); Exploring New Approaches: The Barre Center For Buddhist Studies (article); A Wish of Loving Kindness (poetry trans.).
Fall 1993: Carol Wilson interview); Sariputta Relic Comes to Barre (article); A Teaching Hard To Know (poetry trans.).
Spring 1993: Sister Chandasiri (interview); The Bamboo Acrobat (trans.); This World is Blind! (poetry trans.).
Fall 1992: Vimalo Kulbarz (interview); Buddha Speaks to Rahula in the Mango Garden (trans.).
Spring 1992: Steven Smith & Michelle McDonald Smith (interview); Forging a New Middle Path (article); How Many Middle Paths? (article); Calm in the Face of Anger (poetry trans.).
Fall 1991: The Kalama’s Dilemma (trans.); Ananda Alone (poetry trans.).
Spring 1991: An Invisible Line: Between the Dhamma and the Dhamma (article); Kamada’s Lament (poetry trans.).
Spring 1990: Rain of the Deva (poetry trans.).

Winter 2005: Three Little Words: Translating the Dhammapada.

INQUIRING MIND, Journal of the Vipassana Community (Berkley, California).
Spring 2004: Making Sense of the Mind
Fall 2000: Translations of Impermanence
Spring 1995: Mindfulness in the Office
Fall 1994: Nobody’s In
Fall 1993: An Irresistible Force Meets an Immovable Object
Spring 1993: Insight and Ethics
Spring 1992: Sharing the Dhamma
Spring 1991: Sati Pot-thana: The Mindfulness of Pot Scrubbing
Book Review:
Fall 1995: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha