Below are columns I’ve written for Scientific American on Buddhism, meditation and related topics. Please let me know about missing stories, broken links or other problems. See also my books Rational Mysticism and Mind-Body Problems (available online for free). -- John Horgan
A Buddhism Critic Goes on a Silent Buddhist Retreat
Buddhism, the Good and the Bad
Meta-meditation: A Skeptic Meditates on Meditation
Research on TM and Other Forms of Meditation Stinks
Do All Cults, Like All Psychotherapies, Exploit the Placebo Effect?
Why Buddha Isn't Dead--and Psychology Still Isn't Really a Science
My Doubts about Deepak Chopra and the Monetization of Meditation
Does Buddhism Give Us Answers or Questions?
Don’t Make Me One with Everything
What Does It Feel Like to Be Enlightened?
What Happens When a Skeptical Science Writer Meets a Cult Leader
Meta-Post: Posts on the Mind-Body Problem
Meta-Post: Posts on Mental Illness