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The Best Buddhist Writing 2012

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Publisher Comments:

A treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing published in the last year.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 includes:

   • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on cultivating a universal ethic of kindness

   • Sharon Salzberg on getting your meditation practice started

   • Pema Chödrön on how to smile at fear

   • The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi on analyzing global problems through the lens of traditional Buddhist teachings

   • Bruce Rich on the enlightened model of government of the Buddhist monarch King Ashoka

   • Thich Nhat Hanh on fidelity in loving relationships

   • Michael A. Stusser’s determined—and hilarious—effort to speak—and tweet—no evil

   • Norman Fischer on a new and more open understanding of language

   • Barry Boyce’s fascinating survey of the life and teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

   • Michael Stone and David Loy on the basic questions raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement

   • Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s explanation of the meditation practice of kusulu, the pinnacle of simplicity and relaxation

   • Nancy Baker on the powerful and useful energy behind anger

   • Diane Ackerman on living with her beloved husband’s Alzheimer’s disease

   • Yangzom Brauen’s moving account of her grandmother and mother’s escape from Tibet following the Chinese invasion

   • And much more

Synopsis:

This latest edition in The Best Buddhist Writing series is a thoughtful, inspiring collection of writings from a Buddhist perspective published during 2011. Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, North America's leading Buddhist-inspired magazine, this anthology offers an entertaining mix of writing styles and reflects on a wide range of issues from a Buddhist point of view. The collection includes writings by Pema Chödrön, the Dalai Lama, John Tarrant, Joan Sutherland, Tenzin Wangyal, Harada Roshi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Diane Ackerman, Sharon Salzberg, and Noah Levine.

About the Author

Melvin McLeod is the editor-in-chief of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly. He is also the author of Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction ix

Awakening My Heart 1

Andrea Miller

 

One Hundred Names for Love 10

Diane Ackerman

 

Let Me Count the Ways 17

John Tarrant

 

Smile at Fear 26

Pema Chödrön

 

Real Happiness 35

Sharon Salzberg

 

Moon by the Window 46

Shodo Harada

 

No Is Not the Opposite of Anything 53

Melissa Myozen Blacker

 

Fire Monks 64

Colleen Morton Busch

 

Wide Awake 73

Noah Levine

 

Gaining Perspective 78

Joan Sutherland

 

Fidelity 82

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

The Purple Wig 90

Callie Bates

 

Right Lying 99

Lin Jensen

 

Precious Energy 107

Nancy Baker

 

Beyond Religion 113

The Dalai Lama

 

The Making of a Spiritual Hero 119

Stephan Talty

 

Across Many Mountains 129

Yangzom Brauen

 

The Need of the Hour 138

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

Occupy Wall Street 148

Michael Stone and David Loy

 

To Uphold the World 159

Bruce Rich

 

Beyond

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611800111
Author:
McLeod, edited by Melvin
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
editors of the Shambhala Sun
Author:
McLeod, Melvin
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.47 x 5.5 x 0.7 in 0.8 lb

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