Buddhism and Judaism
It might surprise some to learn that many Western Buddhists are Jewish, and that many Jews are Buddhist, or at least practice Buddhist meditation. But it's true, and there's even a name many have playfully given themselves: "JuBus."
Here is a sampling of some of the finest teachings and articles by and about JuBus from the Shambhala Sun.
Brenda Shoshanna on Zen. Judaism, and the
kindness that connects them.
A web-exclusive interview with Brenda Shoshanna, by the Sun's Andrea Miller.
Unsure about how to be both a Buddhist and a Jew,
Michael Stroud talks with well-known Buddhists who have found it
fulfilling to practice both dharma and the religion of their birth.
Fear and uncertainty mark our lives as we face our personal
difficulties and an increasingly troubled world. Yet in difficult times
we can also discover the love and vulnerability of the human heart, and
so much more. Poet and Zen teacher Norman Fischer is our guide.
Yuto is a healer of hearts; he's Japanese, Jewish, universal. Leza
Lowitz on letting this special child into her life.
How do we maintain our faith in human nature
when violence is loosed and innocents die? Robin Kornman points us to
three 20th-century thinkers who looked into the abyss and yet asserted
the transcendent goodness and meaning of life.
by the Shambhala Sun's Barry Boyce and being released to coincide with
the Urban Retreat, this new book features the greatest contemporary
Buddhist teachers and writers—people
renowned for addressing precisely the problems we’re facing
today—including the Dalai Lama, Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, Chögyam
Trungpa, Sylvia Boorstein, Jack Kornfield, Norman Fischer, Jon
Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg, and many others.
Click to order In the Face of Fear