"Where does complicity intersect with responsibility?" asks author Paul Fleischman in this small yet weighty essay and poem about the Buddha's teaching on nonviolence. Written in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, it examines the prescription of the Buddha: not war, not pacifism either - but nonviolence.
Paul R. Fleischman, M.D., (New Jersey, 1945) trained in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He was a psychiatric consultant to numerous New England hospitals and clinics, and lectured at conferences, universities and institutions throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Now retired from a more than 30-year private psychiatry practice, he lives with his wife in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Dr. Fleischman is the author of nine books as well as numerous articles published in magazines and journals. The recipient of several prestigious fellowships, in 1993 he was honored by the American Psychiatric Association with the Oskar Pfister Award for being an "...outstanding contributor to the humanistic and spiritual side of psychiatric and medical issues."
He has practiced Vipassana meditation under the guidance of Mr. S.N. Goenka for nearly 35 years and speaks perceptively about the value of Vipassana, employing poetic and scientific terminology, to professional audiences in the West.
Paul R. Fleischman, M.D., is an American author, poet, lecturer, outdoorsman and retired psychiatrist. He teaches Vipassana meditation and speaks perceptively about its value, employing poetic and scientific terminology, to Western professionals.