Joanna’s Books


rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet

co-translated & edited with Anita Barrows

Shambhala Publications (2020 - in preparation)


Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

with Molly Young Brown

New Society Publishers (2014)


Active Hope: How to Face
the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy

with Chris Johnstone

New World Library (2011)

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Pass It On: Five Stories
That Can Change the World

with Norbert Gahbler

Parallax Press (2010)

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A Year With Rilke: Daily Readings
from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke

co-translated & edited with Anita Barrows

Harper Collins and Harper One (2009).

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World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal

Parallax Press (2007)

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In Praise of Mortality: Selections from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus

co-translated & edited with Anita Barrows

Echo Point Books & Media (2005, 2016)

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Widening Circles, a Memoir

New Society Publishers (2000)

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Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

co-translated & edited with Anita Barrows

Riverhead (1996, 2005)

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Mutual Causality in Buddhism
and General Systems Theory

SUNY Press (1991)

World as Lover, World as Self

Parallax Press (1991)

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Thinking Like a Mountain:
Toward a Council of All Beings

with John Seed, Pat Fleming, and Arne Naess

New Society Publishers (1988)

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Dharma and Development:
Religion as Resource in the
Sarvodaya Self-Help Movement

Kumarian Press (1983, 1985)


Despair and Personal Power
in the Nuclear Age

New Society Publishers (1983)


Books featuring Joanna or her writings - partial listing


Thomas Berry

Dreamer of the Earth: The Spiritual Ecology
of the Father of Environmentalism

Inner Traditions, (2011)

Michel Maxime Egger

Soigner l'esprit, guérir la Terre:
Introduction à l'écopsychologie
(Care for the Spirirt, Heal the Earth)

Labor et Fides, Geneva, Switzerland (2015)

Llewelyn Vaughn Lee

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth


Bill Plotkin

Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World


Leslie E. Sponsel

Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution


Taigen Dan Leighton

Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and their Modern Expression


Anne Bancroft

Women of Wisdom: Women Mystics of the 20th Century


Rogers S. Gottlieb, ed.

“Faith, Power & Ecology” in

This Sacred Earth


T. Roszak , M. Jones , A. Kanner, eds.

“Working Through Environmental Despair” in

Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind


Catherine Ingram

In the Footsteps of Gandhi:
Conversations with Spiritual Social Activists


Sandy Boucher

Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhihsm


Lenore Friedman

Meeting with Remarkable Women: Buddhist Teachers in America