Stephen Mitchell: Co-Author

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Living Dialogues episode 14: Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell -A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are - Part 2

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Stephen Mitchell was educated at Amherst College, the University of Paris, and Yale University, and de-educated through intensive  Zen practice, most notably with the Korean teacher Seung Sahn and with Robert Aitken in Hawaii.[ citation needed] He is widely known for his translations of old classics which use a poetic rather than literal approach. Languages that Stephen Mitchell has translated from include: GermanHebrewGreekLatinFrenchSpanishItalian, and Danish. Languages that he has not translated from, but rather put together interpretive versions from existing translations into Western languages include:  Chinese (Tao Te Ching), Sanskrit (Bhagavad Gita), Akkadian or ancient Babylonian (Gilgamesh). He also co-wrote two of Byron Katie's books, Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy.