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Publisher Comments:

Poignant, practical, and profound, The Best Buddhist Writing 2006 offers an eclectic and thought-provoking mix of Buddhist-inspired writing published during 2005. This years collection includes fiction, personal stories, essays on such themes as love, parenting, and social, political, and global issues, and practical teachings that are insightful, relevant, and helpful to your life. All are informed by a spiritual philosophy and practice that is at once profound yet accessible, radical yet life-affirming. This volume contains writings by some familiar favorites, as well as some new voices.

ContributorsDzigar Kongtrül  *  Joan Sutherland  *  Thich Nhat Hanh  *  Marc Ian Barasch  *  Polly Trout  *  Lin Jensen  *  Sakyong Mipham  *  Sharon Salzberg  *  Anne Cushman  *   Katy Butler  *  Peter J. Conradi  *  Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede  *  The Dalai Lama  *  George Crane  *  Christina Feldman  *  Mariana Caplan  *  Pema Chödrön  * Carolyn Gimian  *  Norman Fischer  *  Charles Johnson  *  Jon Kabat-Zinn  *  Tenshin Reb Anderson  *  Erik Hansen  *  Diana Atkinson  *  Judith Toy  *  Frank Olendski  *  David Loy  *  The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche *  Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche  *  John Welwood  *  Nancy Hathaway  *  Mark Magill  *  Noelle Oxenhandler

Review:

"The third annual 'best of' anthology of Buddhist writing demonstrates the wide applications of Buddhist insights among today's English-speaking practitioners. From parenting and dying to forgiving a murderer, Buddhism has something to say about awareness and impermanence. The usual thinkers — Pema Chdrn, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama — are included with 30 other writers. Selections from various teachers constitute the backbone of the anthology, and they are clear and useful for practitioners. But a number of writers are not teachers, which enhances the variety of perspectives and subjects. All anthologies have their hits and misses. 'Dr. King's Refrigerator' by Charles Johnson quickly and imaginatively engages. 'After the Flood' by Erik Hansen injects Buddhist compassion into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On the other hand, 'Coming to Our Senses' by respected mind-body researcher and meditation teacher Jon Kabatt-Zinn is a disappointingly stale alarm sounded about a crisis on the planet. Carolyn Gimian's 'The Three Lords of Materialism' lacks precision ('There is that kind of co-emergent quality to life altogether'). This series continues as a great window on the world of a small and articulate community shaping contemporary American spiritual practices." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Offering a lively array of styles, perspectives, and concerns of contemporary Buddhists, this collection of the year's most notable prose inspired by Buddhist practice and insight has been compiled by the editors of "Shambhala Sun," North America's oldest and most widely read Buddhist magazine.

Synopsis:

Poignant, practical, and profound, The Best Buddhist Writing 2006 offers an eclectic and thought-provoking mix of Buddhist-inspired writing published during 2005. This year's collection includes fiction, personal stories, essays on such themes as love, parenting, and social, political, and global issues, and practical teachings that are insightful, relevant, and helpful to your life. All are informed by a spiritual philosophy and practice that is at once profound yet accessible, radical yet life-affirming. This volume contains writings by some familiar favorites, as well as some new voices.

ContributorsDzigar Kongtrul * Joan Sutherland * Thich Nhat Hanh * Marc Ian Barasch * Polly Trout * Lin Jensen * Sakyong Mipham * Sharon Salzberg * Anne Cushman * Katy Butler * Peter J. Conradi * Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede * The Dalai Lama * George Crane * Christina Feldman * Mariana Caplan * Pema Chodron * Carolyn Gimian * Norman Fischer * Charles Johnson * Jon Kabat-Zinn * Tenshin Reb Anderson * Erik Hansen * Diana Atkinson * Judith Toy * Frank Olendski * David Loy * The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche * Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche * John Welwood * Nancy Hathaway * Mark Magill * Noelle Oxenhandler

Synopsis:

Wise and witty, heartfelt and profound, this third volume in an annual series brings together the year's most notable prose inspired by Buddhist practice and insight. Compiled by the editors of North America's oldest and most widely read Buddhist magazine, the collection offers a lively array of styles, perspectives, and concerns of contemporary Buddhists. The talented contributors include familiar favorites as well as some surprising voices who will delight and enlighten the reader, with pieces ranging from personal memoir, short stories, and social commentary, to advice for practitioners and wisdom teachings from the masters. Among this year's outstanding selections are John Welwood on the perfection of love but the imperfection of relationshipsThe Dalai Lama on the two sciences of mind--meditation and neurosciencePema Chodron on how to free ourselves from the powerful spell of emotional afflictionsAward-winning author Charles Johnson's short story Dr. King's Refrigerator, on how a late-night snack led Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to discover the concept of interdependenceDzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on facing ourselves honestlyJon Kabat-Zinn on the power of mindfulnessTulku Urgyen Rinpoche's fascinating memoir of life in old TibetThich Nhat Hanh on spirituality and community in the twenty-first century

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590304006
Author:
Mcleod, Melvin
Publisher:
Shambhala
Editor:
McLeod, Melvin
Author:
McLeod, Melvin
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best Buddhist Writing
Publication Date:
20061017
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.42x5.48x.88 in. .90 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The third annual 'best of' anthology of Buddhist writing demonstrates the wide applications of Buddhist insights among today's English-speaking practitioners. From parenting and dying to forgiving a murderer, Buddhism has something to say about awareness and impermanence. The usual thinkers — Pema Chdrn, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama — are included with 30 other writers. Selections from various teachers constitute the backbone of the anthology, and they are clear and useful for practitioners. But a number of writers are not teachers, which enhances the variety of perspectives and subjects. All anthologies have their hits and misses. 'Dr. King's Refrigerator' by Charles Johnson quickly and imaginatively engages. 'After the Flood' by Erik Hansen injects Buddhist compassion into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On the other hand, 'Coming to Our Senses' by respected mind-body researcher and meditation teacher Jon Kabatt-Zinn is a disappointingly stale alarm sounded about a crisis on the planet. Carolyn Gimian's 'The Three Lords of Materialism' lacks precision ('There is that kind of co-emergent quality to life altogether'). This series continues as a great window on the world of a small and articulate community shaping contemporary American spiritual practices." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Offering a lively array of styles, perspectives, and concerns of contemporary Buddhists, this collection of the year's most notable prose inspired by Buddhist practice and insight has been compiled by the editors of "Shambhala Sun," North America's oldest and most widely read Buddhist magazine.
"Synopsis" by , Poignant, practical, and profound, The Best Buddhist Writing 2006 offers an eclectic and thought-provoking mix of Buddhist-inspired writing published during 2005. This year's collection includes fiction, personal stories, essays on such themes as love, parenting, and social, political, and global issues, and practical teachings that are insightful, relevant, and helpful to your life. All are informed by a spiritual philosophy and practice that is at once profound yet accessible, radical yet life-affirming. This volume contains writings by some familiar favorites, as well as some new voices.

ContributorsDzigar Kongtrul * Joan Sutherland * Thich Nhat Hanh * Marc Ian Barasch * Polly Trout * Lin Jensen * Sakyong Mipham * Sharon Salzberg * Anne Cushman * Katy Butler * Peter J. Conradi * Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede * The Dalai Lama * George Crane * Christina Feldman * Mariana Caplan * Pema Chodron * Carolyn Gimian * Norman Fischer * Charles Johnson * Jon Kabat-Zinn * Tenshin Reb Anderson * Erik Hansen * Diana Atkinson * Judith Toy * Frank Olendski * David Loy * The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche * Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche * John Welwood * Nancy Hathaway * Mark Magill * Noelle Oxenhandler

"Synopsis" by , Wise and witty, heartfelt and profound, this third volume in an annual series brings together the year's most notable prose inspired by Buddhist practice and insight. Compiled by the editors of North America's oldest and most widely read Buddhist magazine, the collection offers a lively array of styles, perspectives, and concerns of contemporary Buddhists. The talented contributors include familiar favorites as well as some surprising voices who will delight and enlighten the reader, with pieces ranging from personal memoir, short stories, and social commentary, to advice for practitioners and wisdom teachings from the masters. Among this year's outstanding selections are John Welwood on the perfection of love but the imperfection of relationshipsThe Dalai Lama on the two sciences of mind--meditation and neurosciencePema Chodron on how to free ourselves from the powerful spell of emotional afflictionsAward-winning author Charles Johnson's short story Dr. King's Refrigerator, on how a late-night snack led Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to discover the concept of interdependenceDzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on facing ourselves honestlyJon Kabat-Zinn on the power of mindfulnessTulku Urgyen Rinpoche's fascinating memoir of life in old TibetThich Nhat Hanh on spirituality and community in the twenty-first century
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