Sharon Salzberg tells us how studying with S.N. Goenka, Munindra and U Pandita inspired her passion for classical Buddhism.
As poet, dharma teacher, social critic and conservationist, Gary Snyder has forged a unique vision of how to live on this planet for both individuals and society—and as near as possible, he seems to live that vision.
More Good Advice—From the Collected Letters of Tofu Roshi, as told to his secretary, Susan Moon
By the Vulnerable Tofu Roshi, Susan Moon
The Vulnerable Tofu Roshi responds to questions about celibacy, no-self, modern life and whether one can choose to reincarnate as a bug.
Inspired by a fearless nine-year-old poet, Barbara Gates reflects on acceptance and surrender, looking to poetry, movies and literature for examples of how to hold steady while going with the flow.
S.N. Goenka elaborates on his view of “madness,” lest his comments in our last issue’s interview might be misunderstood.
MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE WOMEN: Buddhist Teachers in America, by Lenore Friedman
Reviewed By Susan Moon
(288 pp., Shambhala)
With Lenore Friedman’s book as a jumping-off point, Susan Moon reflects upon feminism, Buddhism, and the ways things have changed since she first began sitting zazen in the mid-1970s.
SEEKING THE HEART OF WISDOM, by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
Reviewed By Tara Bennett-Goleman, Daniel Goleman
(188 pp., Shambhala Dragon Editions)
Rich with anecdotes, this review by Daniel Goleman and Tara Bennett-Goleman is almost like an essay on the lives and teachings of Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.
THUS HAVE I HEARD: The Long Discourses of the Buddha, a new translation of the Digha Nikaya by Maurice Walshe
Reviewed By Rand Engel
(648 pp., Wisdom Press)
Providing context and a fresh perspective on Maurice Walshe’s sutta translations, Rand Engel brings history to life.
Joseph Goldstein discusses the experience of selflessness, and suggests skillful ways to work with “boredom.”
Wes Nisker co-leads “humor and wisdom” workshops with satirist Paul Krassner. These pieces, drawn from his workshop notebook, will help you “find your comic perspective.” After all, “to be enlightened is to lighten up.”