Dennis Hunter is a writer from New York City. He publishes a popular website on Buddhism and spirituality, One Human Journey, and writes the weekly feature “21st-Century Buddhism” on theInterdependence Project blog. His work has also appeared on Buddhist Geeks and in Bodhi magazine.
Dennis’s interest is in exploring the issues that face students of Buddhism and other spiritual traditions in a postmodern, Western, consumer culture that puts little emphasis on spiritual matters. In his practice and his writing, he tries to bring the ancient wisdom of the Buddhist teachings to life in a way that is fresh and relevant and free from religious baggage.
A student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche since 2004, he has done extensive study and practice with many teachers in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also an avid student of comparative religion, and enjoys finding the common ground between different spiritual traditions.
In addition to writing about Buddhism, he facilitates classes and teaches occasional weekend programs for Nalandabodhi. He was part of the core team that planned and executed the U.S. visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa in 2008. Dennis is also part of the editorial team behind Rebel Buddha and Dzogchen Ponlop’s other publications.
Recently, he has been undertaking an intensive two-year residential training program as a temporary monk at Gampo Abbey, Pema Chodron’s monastery in the remote wilds of Nova Scotia, Canada. He misses New York City.