Duncan Steen (a.k.a. Jinananda) was born in Bedford in 1952 and died in 2017. He was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1986, and taught meditation and Buddhism at City Lit, the LSE and the West London Buddhist Centre, where he was also chairman. He is the author of The Middle Way, Meditation – The Buddhist Way and Karma and Rebirth – In a Nutshell (Naxos AudioBooks), and Meditating and Warrior of Peace (Windhorse Publications). He also edited for publication the lectures and seminars of his teacher Sangharakshita. For Naxos AudioBooks, he read The Middle Way, Meditation – The Buddhist Way and Karma and Rebirth – In a Nutshell, as well as Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy and On the Genealogy of Morals, and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations.
It is with sadness that we acknowledge the death of Duncan Steen (a.k.a. Jinananda). His 2010 recording of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations topped the Audible.com non-fiction chart in December 2017 – the same month in which he died. Our sympathy goes to his family.