Diane Dreher's Tao Leadership Blog

Celebrate creativity--visit my blog on writing and spiritual practice

January 24, 2018

Tags: creative, writing, spiritual practice

Together, we can use our creativity to light the way through the darkness of conflict, crisis, and confusion to create a more hopeful future for all of us.

In response to today's challenges, I'm writing a blog about writing and spiritual practice with my friend, Juan Velasco, a creative writer and Buddhist dharma master. Please click on the link beneath my photo to visit and join this creative community.

I look forward to seeing you there.

In peace,



  1. September 9, 2013 11:54 AM EDT
    I own a copy of The Tao of Inner Peace which I value dearly. It resonated with me in a way many other books do not. I have highlighted a vast array of passages in the book and recommend it to people every chance I get. There is one problem though: it is the paperback version and the glue has deteriorated and the book/pages have fallen apart. I have attempted to glue the pages back together with rubber cement (several times), but any adhesion is only temporary. I take very good care of my books and have never had this issue before. I do not have email and was unable to find a way to contact you by mail or phone therefore I'm not sure this message will be received.
    - S. B. - Ontario
  2. September 9, 2013 3:32 PM EDT
    Dear S.B.
    Thank you for your kind words about my book. I'm so sorry that the book is falling apart. If you can send me your address, I will mail you a new copy from Penguin Putnam.
    If you do not have e-mail, you can send your address via regular mail to me at the English Department, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95053.
    Peace to you,
    - Diane Dreher
  3. December 5, 2016 11:57 AM EST
    Ha purchased your amazing book "The TAO of Inner Peace". Then one day my roommate stumbled upon your book something happened ..
    - Loren Ellis art
  4. June 27, 2017 8:09 AM EDT
    You are a super writer and reading your book "The Tao of inner peace", is in itself, a spiritual experience. I just wanted to let you know that you are super!!
    - mick bates

Selected Works

"A most helpful book for finding both your passion and your calling for life."
--Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear
"A simple and comprehensive vision of personal and planetary peace...Dreher's examples work as meditations as well as road maps"
--Minneapolis Star Tribune