Inside the May 2012 Shambhala Sun magazine:
Change: Eleven teachers and writers on life’s central challenge and the
key to the Buddhist path. Plus, the inspiring life of Thich Nhat Hanh’s
closest collaborator, running with the mind of meditation, how thoughts
can free us (rather than control us) and much more.
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this issue's editorial:
By Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod.
She's Thich Nhat Hanh’s invaluable collaborator, and a dedicated activist and gifted teacher in her own right. Andrea Miller tells her extraordinary story.
We continue our presentation of never-before-published teachings by
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of this magazine. In this issue: how our relationship with the teacher evolves in the three vehicles of Buddhism.
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MORE FEATURES FROM OUR MAY 2012 MAGAZINE: Tsokyni Rinpoche on how to experience two of mind's most profound qualities; Michael Stone on the uncle who helped him to think in new ways.
special section: embrace change
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
starts our special section with an overview of Buddhism’s unique
approach to this universal challenge and reality. Change, he says, isn’t
just a fact of life we have to work with. It’s enlightenment itself,
manifesting moment by moment in time.
Plus ten other leading
Buddhist teachers and writers offer personal stories, teachings, and
meditations to touch our hearts, open our minds, and help us embrace the
change in our own lives:
Meditating and running go hand in hand, says Sakyong Mipham. Exercise can be a support for meditation, and meditation can be a support for exercise.
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Working with our thoughts is the greatest challenge in meditation — maybe in life. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche tells us how we can experience them as freedom and not imprisonment.
Whether they get an F or an A+, most kids can't separate their grades from their self-worth. Kyo Maclear on eliminating grades so children can focus on what really matters in life.
the mindful society
on the latest thinking about how and why kindness, caring, empathy, and
other mindful values might be brought into our children's classrooms,
and the people who are leading the way for it to happen.
John Tarrant reviews Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Andrea Miller reviews The Huston
Smith Reader, Making Space by Thich Nhat Hanh, Moh Hardin's Little Book
of Live, and five other new titles worth your
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ON THE COVER: The waxing gibbous moon; photo by Kenneth Williamson.