Volume 5 Issue 2 FALL 2019

2 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 5 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 1 9 An Interview with Ajahn Jotipālo: Meditation Leads to Experiential Understanding That What We Think of As Ourselves is Actually Stressful, Unstable & not Really Ourselves Received July 15, 2019 Revised July 27, 2019 Accepted July 28, 2019 In the interview with Martin Dojčár, Ajahn Jotipālo discusses a set of issues concerning monastic life in the strict Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism along with fundamental Buddhist spiritual practices and his views on interfaith dialogue based on his long-lasting engagement in it. Key words Buddhism, Theravada, mindfulness, Buddhist- Christian dialogue, icons Martin Dojčár