“Passing It On” is a collection of writing and art by lay practitioners connected with the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California. It shows that helpful teaching can be found in the ordinary lives of lay practitioners. The collection celebrates our everyday lives, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, poetry, and art explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet those challenges.
“Passing It On” publishes the work of emerging and established artists who are striving to be thoughtful and awake. The collection invites readers to consider an array of ideas and then to join the conversation by submitting work for future editions. In the 2500 year-old tradition of dana “generosity” the collection is offered freely at http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/passing-it-on/ in HTML and PDF.