August 14, 2019

Published in September 2019 print issue of Lion's Roar Magazine, accessible at:

Artificial intelligence doesn’t need a mind of its own to threaten our freedom. All it needs are flawed human minds behind it. That’s wh...

March 25, 2019

Link to the article on Buddhistdoor Global Magazine Website:

I was only four years old when I first developed an affection for computers. Mind you, I had never interacted with a computer...

February 23, 2019

Published in the Buddhadharma Magazine. February 2019.  (Link)

Question: We are encouraged to dedicate the merit of our practice to all beings. It’s a beautiful idea, but what effect, if any, does it really have? And can you offer something you’re not sure you even have...

October 21, 2018

Click here for the interview with Nikki Mirghafori and Steve Omohundro in Tricycle Magazine in Spring 2018.  

April 2, 2016

(This article appeared in Spirit Rock Newsletter, Spring 2016)

Different practitioners have different entry points into the practice:  some start by reading multiple books, studying the suttas, and contemplating the teachings before they ever practice on the cushion.  S...

March 1, 2015

This interview appeared in the final edition of The Inquiring Mind Journal, Spring 2015, "Blowin' in the Wind". Link to article on The Inquiring Mind Journal website is here.

Gil Fronsdal and Nikki Mirghafori Interview

Gil Fronsdal: Both Buddhist practice and secular tra...

August 31, 2014

Interview with Nikki Mirghafori

Spirit Rock Meditation Center's e-news, August 31, 2014

Spirit Rock: How were you introduced to Theravada Buddhism?

Nikki Mirghafori: About eleven years ago I was introduced to Theravada Buddhism. I had an illness that was not properly di...

July 1, 2014

Written for the Mountain Hermitage e-newsletter, July 1, 2014

Samatha is part of the threefold central Buddhist path to liberation, namely sila (ethical cultivation), samadhi (cultivation of the mind), and panna (cultivation of wisdom).  In this context, samadhi refers...

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