Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Barbara Bonner

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:20 -- landerson

Barbara Bonner started her professional life as an art historian, moving on to leadership positions in three New York City museums. She later served as Vice President of Bennington College and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She now has her own consulting practice focused on helping non-profits transform their philanthropic support. Committed to a life in philanthropy, she has served on ten nonprofit boards and has started a fund to serve women with cancer in her region. She is currently board chair at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. A gardener, swimmer, avid reader and enthusiastic student of yoga, Eastern religions and contemplative practice, Barbara lives in a converted barn in Housatonic, located in the beautiful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. She is the inordinately proud mother of an actor and an English professor and grandmother of magnificent Archer and Nate. You can find her at and

Meet Barbara

  • Barnes & Noble on Peachtree Road in Atlanta, GA. April 15 at 7:00 PM.
  • Wake Forest University Bookstore in Winston-Salem, NC. April 16 at 3:30 PM.
  • McIntyres in Fearrington Village, NC. Friday, April 18 at 2:00PM. 220 Market Street, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO. Monday, May 5 at 7:00 pm. Barbara will be giving a 20-30 minute talk/presentation followed by a booksigning. 
  • Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main Street in Manchester Center, VT on. Friday, May 9 at 6:00 PM. Talk, reading, signing.
  • The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, NY. Thursday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203. Reading and signing.
  • BuddhaFest, Washington D.C., Talk with Sharon Salzberg, June 22.
  • Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts, Speaker, Springfield, MA, September 9.
  • Barnes & Noble in Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH on September 18 at 6pm. Reading, talk, signing.
  • The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham, New York. Sunday, November 2, 2-4pm. A conversation and reception co-sponsored by The Chatham Bookstore and The Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
  • One More Page Books, Arlington, Virginia. Thursday, November 13 at 7pm. Reading and signing.



Barbara Bonner


Barbara speaks on generosity at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s historic home in Lenox, MA.


Barbara (center) with book-signing hosts MA State Rep. Smitty Pignatelli and Allyce Najimy
Barbara signing books at the Kripalu Center in Massachusetts

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