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Inside the March 2013 Shambhala Sun magazine
Featuring Norman Fischer
on six ancient Buddhist slogans that can help transform life's
difficulties into awakening and benefit, tales of trauma and
transformation from Buddhist practitioners, and a profile of three
psychotherapists who combine Western psychology and Buddhism into a
powerful path to love and fulfillment.
Plus: a survey of the world of Buddhist-inspired popular music, Rick Bass on friendship and eco-warriorship, and much more.
feature section: life is tough / here's how to deal with it
ancient set of Buddhist slogans offers us six powerful techniques to
transform life’s difficulties into awakening and benefit. Zen teacher Norman Fischer guides us through them.
Norman Fischer on why 52 sayings formulated almost a thousand years ago are more relevant than ever.
Andrea Miller talks to Tara Brach, John Welwood, and Barry Magid, three psychotherapists who are combining Western psychology and Buddhism into a powerful path to love and fulfillment.
• Tales of Trauma and Transformation
Inspiring stories and helpful methods. Preview these via the links below.
Jazz, metal, rap, and beyond: Rod Meade Sperry reports on the intersection of Buddhism and popular music. Featuring Tina Turner, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Born I Music , and more fascinating dharma-music innovators.
showed his friend Scott the best places, the secret places, of
Montana’s remote Yaak Valley. Together, they fought to protect the
wilderness and dreamed of a new Atlantis in the mountains.
Mother to one, sister to the other—award-winning novelist Karen Connelly on three interwoven lives and the call she will always accept.
The intention to benefit all sentient beings is the best of all thoughts, says Sakyong Mipham. Dedicating ourselves to others, we become bodhisattvas.
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Diana Winston reviews May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind, by Cyndi Lee.
Andrea Miller reviews new books by Marc Lesser, Jeffrey K. Mann, Rachel Neumann, Zachiah Murray, and more.
Shambhala Sun, March 2013, Volume Twenty One, Number 4. On the cover: Inset #1 by Frank Yang, #2 by Randy Beacham
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