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The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 (Best Buddhist Writing)

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Publisher Comments:

A thought-provoking collection of the most notable, enjoyable, and insightful Buddhism-inspired literature published in the last year. The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 includes:

   • Short meditative practices for peace from Thich Nhat Hanh

   • Sylvia Boorstein on how equanimity supports kindness

   • Kate Wheeler on meditating in a cave in India

   • Norman Fischer on how all language is a form of prayer

   • Aidan Delgado on being a Buddhist conscientious objector in Iraq

   • “Dharma punk” Noah Levine on learning how to forgive

   • Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche on cultivating compassion through training the mind

   • The Dalai Lama on the mythical “self”

   • Sister Chan Khong’s memoir of campaigning for peace and social justice during the Vietnam War era alongside her teacher Thich Nhat Hanh

   • Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet, on the importance of a “beginner’s mind”

   • Pema Chödrön on choosing peace rather than conflict

   • Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Shinzen Young, and Reginald Ray on the valuable lessons of pain

   • “Prince of the Ascetics,” a short story by Charles Johnson

   • Natalie Goldberg on koan practice

   •  And much more

Review:

"In the last 50 years, Buddhism, the philosophy that complements all traditions and competes with none, has become an American cultural phenomenon earning its own annual anthology. The 2008 volume, fifth in the series, reveals again through breadth and elegance the watersheds and rivulets of the ancient practice as it joins America's mainstream. The luminaries are here: Thich Nhat Hanh, Sylvia Boorstein, the Dalai Lama, Pema Chdrn, Natalie Goldberg, John Daido Loori and five distinguished rinpoches, among others. Their guidance in texts and concepts is rich for varied stages of practice. Most touching, though, and most indefinably American, are first-person accounts of responses to life and its constant changes: James Kullander loses a former spouse; Aidan Delgado becomes a conscientious objector to the war in Iraq; Hannah Tennant-Moore confronts cadavers. These private views make it especially easy to see Buddhism's current flowing with grace into everyday lives. Finally, revered teacher Joanna Macy's short piece 'Gratitude,' from her updated classic World as Lover, World as Self, lights a way for us to live with our planet, an essay not to be missed." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Eclectic and thought-provoking, The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in this annual series that brings together the year's most notable literature, inspired by Buddhist philosophy and practice. Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, North America's leading Buddhist-inspired magazine, the 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 the Dalai Lama, Pema Chodron, Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer, Joseph Goldstein, Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern, Natalie Goldberg, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Frances Moore Lappe, Charles Johnson, Michael Carroll, Noah Levine, Joanna Macy, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Reginald Ray and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, among others.

Synopsis:

A thought-provoking collection of the most notable, enjoyable, and insightful Buddhism-inspired literature published in the last year. The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 includes:

- Short meditative practices for peace from Thich Nhat Hanh

- Sylvia Boorstein on how equanimity supports kindness

- Kate Wheeler on meditating in a cave in India

- Norman Fischer on how all language is a form of prayer

- Aidan Delgado on being a Buddhist conscientious objector in Iraq

- Dharma punk Noah Levine on learning how to forgive

- Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche on cultivating compassion through training the mind

- The Dalai Lama on the mythical self

- Sister Chan Khong's memoir of campaigning for peace and social justice during the Vietnam War era alongside her teacher Thich Nhat Hanh

- Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, on the importance of a beginner's mind

- Pema Chodron on choosing peace rather than conflict

- Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Shinzen Young, and Reginald Ray on the valuable lessons of pain

- Prince of the Ascetics, a short story by Charles Johnson

- Natalie Goldberg on koan practice

- And much more

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590306154
Author:
Mcleod, Melvin
Publisher:
Shambhala
Editor:
McLeod, Melvin
Author:
McLeod, Melvin
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhist literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best Buddhist Writing
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.38x6.30x.93 in. .92 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the last 50 years, Buddhism, the philosophy that complements all traditions and competes with none, has become an American cultural phenomenon earning its own annual anthology. The 2008 volume, fifth in the series, reveals again through breadth and elegance the watersheds and rivulets of the ancient practice as it joins America's mainstream. The luminaries are here: Thich Nhat Hanh, Sylvia Boorstein, the Dalai Lama, Pema Chdrn, Natalie Goldberg, John Daido Loori and five distinguished rinpoches, among others. Their guidance in texts and concepts is rich for varied stages of practice. Most touching, though, and most indefinably American, are first-person accounts of responses to life and its constant changes: James Kullander loses a former spouse; Aidan Delgado becomes a conscientious objector to the war in Iraq; Hannah Tennant-Moore confronts cadavers. These private views make it especially easy to see Buddhism's current flowing with grace into everyday lives. Finally, revered teacher Joanna Macy's short piece 'Gratitude,' from her updated classic World as Lover, World as Self, lights a way for us to live with our planet, an essay not to be missed." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Eclectic and thought-provoking, The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in this annual series that brings together the year's most notable literature, inspired by Buddhist philosophy and practice. Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, North America's leading Buddhist-inspired magazine, the 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 the Dalai Lama, Pema Chodron, Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer, Joseph Goldstein, Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern, Natalie Goldberg, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Frances Moore Lappe, Charles Johnson, Michael Carroll, Noah Levine, Joanna Macy, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Reginald Ray and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, among others.
"Synopsis" by , A thought-provoking collection of the most notable, enjoyable, and insightful Buddhism-inspired literature published in the last year. The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 includes:

- Short meditative practices for peace from Thich Nhat Hanh

- Sylvia Boorstein on how equanimity supports kindness

- Kate Wheeler on meditating in a cave in India

- Norman Fischer on how all language is a form of prayer

- Aidan Delgado on being a Buddhist conscientious objector in Iraq

- Dharma punk Noah Levine on learning how to forgive

- Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche on cultivating compassion through training the mind

- The Dalai Lama on the mythical self

- Sister Chan Khong's memoir of campaigning for peace and social justice during the Vietnam War era alongside her teacher Thich Nhat Hanh

- Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, on the importance of a beginner's mind

- Pema Chodron on choosing peace rather than conflict

- Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Shinzen Young, and Reginald Ray on the valuable lessons of pain

- Prince of the Ascetics, a short story by Charles Johnson

- Natalie Goldberg on koan practice

- And much more

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