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October 31, 2009
Best Buddhist Writings of 2009 : Chapter titled "Mindfulness and Compassion: Tools for Transforming Suffering into Joy"
The most illuminating of these [essays] include Phillip Moffitt’s lucid explanation of mindfulness and Martine Batchelor’s and Joan Sutherland’s contributions on koans. The series’ greatest aspect... Read more...
November 24, 2008
Divination Foundation Pathways podcast : KBOO FM, Portland, Ore.
Interview with Paul O’Brien
October 27, 2008
Elephant Journal : Review of "Dancing with Life"
Dancing With Life is an exploration of the little known Twelve Insights related to the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism. Broken into four “books” or sections, Moffitt explores the process of reflecting upon, then directly experiencing, and then finally into knowing each of the Noble Truths and also discusses how to put that knowledge into play in every day life. There are two ways to approach this text. Read more...
July 29, 2008
The Denver Post : “Yogi left fast lane for peace: Ex-N.Y. exec helps others find balance”
By Colleen O'Connor
When he turned 40, Phillip Moffitt walked away from the life he'd created in Manhattan as a whiz-kid entrepreneur who brought the men's magazine Esquire—hemorrhaging readers and money—back to health. He shed his professional identity, its perks and privileges, like a cheap suit. Read more...
July 11, 2008
Wise Brain Bulletin : Review of "Dancing with Life"
By Rick Hanson
Most Sunday evenings find Phillip Moffitt teaching the dharma in Corte Madera, California, in a sangha he formed ten years ago. Dharma for Moffitt is alive and practical, not theoretical or abstract, and he anchors the teachings in everyday life examples. Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering is Moffitt’s gift to us, a handbook for those of us who wish to lessen our suffering. The book has grown out of Moffitt’s life experience both as a student of the dharma and teacher and is replete with concrete examples, ones the reader can relate with and apply to his or her individual situation. Read more…
June 18, 2008
The Pacific Sun : “Former CEO trades Esquire magazine to Dance with Buddhism”—part 1 of 2
By Diana deRegnier
Though he’d just nurtured Esquire magazine back to financial health, Phillip Moffitt says, “I felt exiled from my own heart.” Moffitt then walked away and began to dance with life’s sufferings as well as its joys as a Buddhist practitioner. Read more...
June 7, 2008
The Pacific Sun : “Former CEO trades Esquire magazine to Dance with Buddhism”—part 2 of 2
By Diana deRegnier
Last week, in part one of my interview with Phillip Moffitt, he explained how and why he walked away from success with Esquire magazine to further develop an inner life as a Buddhist. Phillip showed us his dance. This week Phillip breaks down each movement of the dance with life and encourages us to co-choreograph a dance of our own. Read more...
May 30, 2008
FOLIO magazine : “From Publishing CEO to Buddhist Priest to Rodale Author”
By Jason Fell
People leave magazine publishing all the time and for all sorts of reasons. Some want to spend more time with their family. Some want to go back to school. Some leave to start their own business. Others devote themselves to Buddhism after feeling “exiled” from his own heart. Read more...
April 6, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle : “Moffitt traded Esquire for the quiet life”
By Amy Moon
At the pinnacle of his success as chief executive and editor in chief of Esquire magazine, Phillip Moffitt walked away from it all—the glamour, the accolades, the punishing schedule—and chose instead to wake up each morning and breathe, to explore the mysteries he had always intuited. Read more…