Check Out Karen Kissel Wigela’s New Psychology Today Blog

Via Reverend Danny Fisher
on Mar 2, 2010
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Karen Kissel Wigela is a super-cool professor of contemplative psychology at my graduate alma mater Naropa University. She’s also the author of the wonderful books How to Be a Help Instead of a Nuisance: Practical Approaches to Giving Support, Service, and Encouragement to Others and The Courage to Be Present: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom. She also has a new blog at Psychology Today, also called The Courage to Be Present, that you should check out immediately if not sooner.


About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is


One Response to “Check Out Karen Kissel Wigela’s New Psychology Today Blog”

  1. Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.

    I like this angle very much. The seminal book in my Yoga development was written by a Buddhist clinical psychologist turned Yoga teacher–Steven Cope, Senior Teacher at Kripalu. The book is Yoga and the Quest for the True Self .

    Cope doesn't hesitate to mix heavy psychoanalysis with ancient Yoga philosophy. In fact, he considers them to be spiritual soulmates. Highly recommended, no, let's say essential, to anyone interested in the connection between Yoga and psychology.

    Bob Weisenberg