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by Melvin McLeod,Editors of the Shambhala Sun


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This is a wonderful collection of writings from Shambhala Sun, a publication that has provided eclectic yet consistent information and thoughtful interviews with figures from the many different schools of Buddhism.

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Rick Bass on the lessons of the Gulf oil spill, Pico Iyer’s insider’s look at the heart of the Dalai Lama, And much more.

Part of A Shambhala Sun Book. Category: Religion Philosophy. Sep 20, 2011 ISBN 9781590309339. Rick Bass on the lessons of the Gulf oil spill, Pico Iyer’s insider’s look at the heart of the Dalai Lama, And much more. Also in A Shambhala Sun Book. See All. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

This anthology offers a Buddhist perspective on how we can better work with anger and ultimately transform it into compassion, with insight and practices from a variety of contributors, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Carolyn Gimian, Tara Bennett-Goleman, Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Jules Shuzen Harris, Christina Feldman, Mark Epstein, Ezra Bayda, Judith Toy, Noah Levine, Judy Lief, Norman Fischer

Here you can browse the Table of Contents and read Melvin’s introduction, which makes clear that the book not only offers great writing but serves as a window into the current state of Buddhism in America. The news on that score, he says, is good.

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A thought-provoking mix of the most notable and insightful Buddhism-inspired writing published in the last year.  The Best Buddhist Writing 2011 includes:    • Karen Miller's story of love, marriage, and dishes    • Joanna Macy on the First Noble Truth and healing from the legacy of Chernobyl    • Brian Haycock's taxi ride on the Dharma Road    • His Holiness the Dalai Lama's manifesto on tolerance    • Dzogchen Ponlop on the rebel buddha inside you    • An adoption love story by Leza Lowitz    • Ira Sukrungruang's humorous meditation on death    • Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel on finding the courage to live in reality as it is    • Susan Piver on the wisdom of a broken heart    • Thich Nhat Hanh on healing the wounded child within    • Matthieu Ricard's answer to the question: why meditate?    • Rick Bass on the lessons of the Gulf oil spill    • Pico Iyer's insider's look at the heart of the Dalai Lama    • And much more

Comments: (4)

Nuadora
I so enjoy reading these kinds of books. With this one someone has taken the time to put the BEST OF the year all together for you so you can just sit and enjoy. WONDERFUL!
JoJosho
This is a wonderful collection of writings from Shambhala Sun, a publication that has provided eclectic yet consistent information and thoughtful interviews with figures from the many different schools of Buddhism.
I particularly enjoyed the piece from Matthieu Ricard "Why Meditate?" which offers direct answers to the essential practice of the dharma. He states that change is possible with training the mind to get out of negative, habitual patterns. The article also examines some of presumptions of meditation and clarifies some common misconceptions. The piece ends with a section titled "Liberating Monkey Mind" which is the result of dedicated practice that will lead to the change of the restless ego.
This idea is also an emphasized many times by Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche whose piece "Taming The Mind" expands upon the idea of training the mind to realize its true nature.
The mind in its natural state is calm, clear, loving, and kind to all sentient beings in the universe. This clarity is the true essence of our mind yet this becomes obscured through grasping and habitual patterns.
"We do not always experience the mind in this way because ignorance obscures our awareness of the mind's true nature. However, the wisdom is always there...temporary obscurations cover and distort the essential of the mind. When we completely remove the ignorance and reveal the mind's true nature, we are enlightened."
It has been said that if the teachings of the Buddha could be reduced to three lines they would read:
Try to avoid negative actions.
Try to cultivate positive actions.
Learn to purify and tame the mind.

...and this, as the Ven. Khenpos point out must be done by ourselves.
No one else can do this for us yet the Buddha has given us instructions to the way out, and it starts within.
Clandratha
enlightening book, good service
Cordantrius
I've been buying these "Best Of" collections for years. As with any collection of short stories, I like some and I skip some. Overall, it's worth the price of admission.
The Best Buddhist Writing 2011 (A Shambhala Sun Book) download epub
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Author: Melvin McLeod,Editors of the Shambhala Sun
ISBN: 1590309332
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Alternative Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Shambhala; 2011 ed. edition (September 20, 2011)
Pages: 304 pages