Look inside the November 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine
FEATURING: Sylvia Boorstein, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and more on getting free from habitual patterns of thinking, relating, and acting; Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on three principles that bring dharma into our lives today; ABC News anchor Dan Harris talks meditation with Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Mark Epstein; Norman Fischer's "Useless Advice," book reviews, "About a Poem," and more.
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This issue's editorial:
Melvin McLeod on the communication of dharma in a world of new media.
Special feature section: Get Off the Wheel of Habit
Getting free from habitual patterns of thinking, relating, and acting — it's the whole point of Buddhist meditation.
Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein on five styles of habitual reaction—and how to free yourself from yours.
Sylvia Boorstein shares a practice for working with your mind when things aren't going well.
Not all habits are bad. Happiness is a habit too, says Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Here's how you can make it grow.
Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh.
Whether we're relating to lovers, friends, family,
or colleagues, habitual patterns separate us from each other and the
present moment. Rose Taylor and Ari Goldfield show us how to cut through old patterns and truly connect.
Helpful techniques to work with habitual patterns as they arise in the moment.
What happens when negative thought patterns are taken to the extreme? Matt Bieber on his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and how Buddhist practice helps.
When you recognize the true nature of mind, says Tsoknyi Rinpoche, all habitual patterns are naturally liberated in the space of wisdom. Plus: Recognizing Clarity, a Dzogchen meditation.
Individuality, Independence, Interdependence—Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on three principles that bring dharma into our lives today.
ABC News anchor Dan Harris gets the inside story on mindfulness and compassion from Buddhist teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Mark Esptein.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer has some surprising advice for university graduates: the best thing you can do in life is something that serves no purpose.
If you zone out or slack off, you're setting yourself up for failure. In our intimate relationships, says Sakyong Mipham, we need to be fully present.
"Slow Cleaning" isn't just drawn-out housecleaning, says Christian McEwen. It's a chance to bring attention to what we have and decide what to let go.
Q&A with Meredith Monk.
reviews & more
Reviewed by Jessica Morey.
This issue's roundup includes books on mindful eating, spirituality for atheists, and the art of awakening as you grow older.
Sherab Chodzin on the poetry of Kay Ryan.
Shambhala Sun, November 2014, Volume Twenty Three, Number 2.
On the Cover: Rat photo (c) Dave Bredeson / Dreamstime.com