The Shambhala Sun is today's best-selling and most widely-read Buddhist magazine, an award-winning bi-monthly respected for the quality of its writing and the beauty of its design. The Shambhala Sun offers authentic teachings from the Buddhist and other contemplative traditions, and applies the wisdom born of meditative practice to all the important issues in life—from livelihood, parenting and relationships, to politics, social action, and the arts.
Millions of Americans have now been introduced to meditation, mindfulness-awareness, and other Buddhist-inspired disciplines through such bestsellers as the Dalai Lama's The Art of Happiness, and through popular writers such as Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg.
For the many who want to know more, the next step is the Shambhala Sun. In its pages, readers discover a wealth of genuine teachings and helpful advice presented in clear, accessible language. They explore Buddhism's unique insights into the human condition, and learn how to apply the wisdom of spiritual practice to life's greatest challenges. They enjoy/the talents of the many famed writers, teachers and artists whose work is inspired by meditative insight—Alice Walker,Thich Nhat Hanh, Pico Iyer, Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Dalai Lama, Elaine Pagels, Alex Grey, bell hooks, and Natalie Goldberg, to name a few.
Inspired by the wisdom and compassion of Buddhist practice, the Shambhala Sun is devoted to the principle that true human wisdom is not the property of any one religion or culture. Beyond distinctions of secular and sacred, the Shambhala Sun is the place where ancient wisdom shares the stage with some of today's finest writers and thinkers.
The Shambhala Sun has won many awards for its editorial quality and outstanding design. For us, quality writing and beautiful art are core values, expressing the sanity, clarity, and upliftedness at the heart of the wisdom traditions.
As of July 1, 2006, the Shambhala Sun is owned and published by the Shambhala Sun Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization in Canada, and not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status in the United States.
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