Claude Whitmyer is a career guide. business advisor, teacher, and author living and working bi-coastally in Northern California and Southern Maine.
Mr. Whitmyer is the author of many articles, reviews, and ebooks in the fields of business, career, education, and practical applications of personal computing and Internet technology.
Claude’s other books include:
- Running a One-Person Business, co-author Salli Rasberry (with Michael Phillips)
- In the Company of Others: Making Community in the Modern World (with Gail Terry Grimes)
- Running a Good Business: A Handbook for Right Livelihood Business in the Age of the Internet as the Great Equalizer (A series of 18 ebooks).
In addition to Claude’s opening and closing chapters, Mindfulness and Meaningful Work includes essays by the following authors:
Robert Aitken is the founding teacher of the Diamond Sangha in Honolulu. He is author of:
- A Zen Wave
- Taking the Path of Zen
- The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics
- The Dragon Who Never Sleeps
- Encouraging Words
Joseph Cary is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut and author of:
- Three Modern Italian Poets: Saba, Ungretti, Montale
- A Ghost in Trieste
Ernest Callenbach is the author of:
- Living Cheaply with Style
- Ecotopia Emerging
He is co-author of:
- A Citizen Legislature (with Michael Phillips)
- Eco-Management: The Elmwood Guide to Ecological Auditing and Sustainable Business (with Fritjof Capra, Lenore Goldman, Rudiger Lutz, Sandra Marburg)
He founded Film Quarterly and served as its editor until 1991.
Rick Fields, the editor of Yoga Journal, is the author of:
- How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America
- The Code of the Warrior: In History, Myth, and Everyday Life.
He co-authored Chop Wood, Carry Water with Peggy Taylor (former editor of New Age Journal), Rex Weyler (founder of Greenpeace), and Rick Ingrasci, a holistic health physician.
Shakti Gawain is the author of:
- Creative Visualization
- Living in the Light
- Return to the Garden
- The Path of Transformation: How Healing Ourselves Can Change the World.
Robert Gilman is the founding editor of IN CONTEXT: A Quarterly of Humane, Sustainable Culture, which in 1991 won the Utne Reader’s Alternative Press Award for “Best Coverage of Emerging Issues.” He is co-author of Global Action Plan’s Household EcoTeam Workbook.
Steven D. Goodman is Assistant Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Comparative Philosophy at the California Institute of Integral Studies and adjunct faculty at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He is co-editor of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Zen monk and author of many books, including:
- Being Peace
- The Miracle of Mindfulness
- The Sun My Heart.
Paul Jordan-Smith is co-editor of I Become Part of It: Sacred Dimensions in Native American Life, and a contributing editor to Parabola.
Sam Keen is the author of:
- Your Mythic Journey
- The Passionate Life
- Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man, and Faces of the Enemy.
Ellen Langer is a Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Social Psychology Program at Harvard University. Her books include:
- Personal Politics
- The Psychology of Control
Gene Logsdon works a small farm in Wyandot County, Ohio, and is the author of At Nature’s Pace: Farming and the American Dream.
John Daido Loori Loori is a teacher at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, New York. He is the author of:
- Mountain Record of Zen Talks
- Eight Gates of Zen
- Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air.
David Loy is an associate professor of international studies at Bunkyo University, Chigasaki, Japan.
Joanna Macy is an adjunct professor in the School of Transformative Learning at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is the author of:
- Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age
- Dharma Development
- Thinking Like a Mountain
- Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory
- World As Lover, World As Self.
Jean Kinkead Martine is a partner in an advertising agency and a short story writer.
Carolyn Meyer is the author of People Who Make Things: How American Craftsmen Live and Work.
Toni Packer conducts retreats at Springwater Center, Springwater, New York, in California, and several European countries. She is the author of:
- Seeing without Knowing
- The Work of This Moment.
Fran Peavey is the author of:
- Heart Politics
- A Shallow Pool of Time
- By Life’s Grace.
Michael Phillips is the moderator of American Public Radio’s “Social Thought.” He is co-author of:
- The Seven Laws of Money (with Salli Rasberry)
- Honest Business(with Salli Rasberry)
- Marketing without Advertising (with Salli Rasberry)
- Citizen Legislature (with Ernest Callenbach)
Roger Pritchard is a right livelihood guide and socially responsible financial consultant.
Walpola Rahula is the author of:
- What the Buddha Taught
- The Heritage of the Bhikkhu.
James Robertson is the author of:
- Future Wealth: A New Economics for the 21st Century
- Future Work: Jobs, Self-Employment, and Leisure after the Industrial Age
- The Sane Alternative: A Choice of Futures.
Patricia Ryan Madson received Stanford University’s prestigious Dinkelspiel Award as the most innovative undergraduate faculty member of 1998 for her work in the teaching of improvisation. A senior lecturer in Drama, and head of the Undergraduate Acting Program, she is also the American Coordinator of the Oomoto School of Traditional Japanese Arts, and co-leader of the San Francisco Center for Constructive Living.
Saki F. Santorelli works closely with Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program, University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
E.F. Schumacher was instrumental in the creation of the “intermediate and appropriate technology” movement. He is the author of:
- Small Is Beautiful
- A Guide for the Perplexed.
Marsha Sinetar is an organizational psychologist, mediator, and writer whose books include:
- Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics
- Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow
- Developing a 21st Century Mind.
Sulak Sivaraksa, author of Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society, is a prominent and outspoken Thai social critic and activist.
Gary Snyder is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and teacher of literature and wilderness thought at the University of California at Davis. His poetry collections include:
- Turtle Island
- Axe Handles
- Earth Household
His essay collections include:
- The Real Work
- The Practice of the Wild.
Shunryu Suzuki was the founder of the San Francisco and Tassajara Zen Centers. He is the author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.
Janet Tallman teaches culture and communication at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. She has just completed a book on conversational styles in everyday life.
Tarthang Tulku is a religious teacher from the Tarthang Monastery in East Tibet. He is a prolific author and among his many books are two that are important to anyone interested in the subject of right livelihood:
- Ways of Work: Dynamic Action
- Skillful Means: Patterns for Success
He lives and teaches at the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California, and the Odiyan Retreat Center in northern California.