BARBARA GATES is cofounder and coeditor of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind, for which she writes a regular column. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1975. Her editorial projects include books by the Dalai Lama, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg and Joanna Macy. She is the author of the recently published book Already Home, A Topography of Spirit and Place. She lives with her husband and daughter in Berkeley, CA.