Look inside the September 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine
FEATURING: Judy Lief, Norman Fischer, Emily Horn and Melvin McLeod on working with anger; Jack Kornfield on how to join the call for peace in Burma; Insight meditation teacher Gina Sharpe gets real about racism; Noah Levine's prescription for "Refuge Recovery," Thich Nhat Hanh's answers to children's questions; plus, book reviews, "About a Poem," and more.
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this issue's editorial:
Andrea Miller on how anger manifests in our lives. What good is it doing?
special feature section: discovering the wisdom of anger
How to transform anger from a cause of suffering into the powerful energy of compassion.
The buddhas are angry about the suffering of samsara. Melvin
McLeod on the enlightened power of no.
Anger is like a poisonous tree—you can prune it back, chop
it down, or find ways to use it. Judy Lief offers four Buddhist
techniques to work with our anger.
Emily Horn teaches us how to recognize, accept,
investigate, and not identify with our anger.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer applies five surprising
mind-training slogans to anger and other strong emotions
Insight Meditation teacher Gina Sharpe is working to create
a truly inclusive sangha. The place to start, she says, is facing the truth
that even Buddhist communities aren’t free from the suffering caused by racism.
Andrea Miller reports.
Children’s questions reveal that they, like adults, are
grappling with the human condition. We’ll all benefit from Thich Nhat Hanh’s
answers to their questions.
Taking refuge in the Buddha means taking refuge from our
suffering. Noah Levine offers Buddhist principles and practices to help
people free themselves from the suffering of substance abuse.
Paul Newman was one of the world’s biggest stars. But
according to former employee Michael Stone, he was also someone who
could sit still and watch the rain fall.
In meditation, you can’t just pretend obstacles aren’t
there, says Sakyong Mipham. You have to relate to them.
A religion known for nonviolence is being used to fuel a
genocidal campaign against the Muslims of Burma. Buddhist teacher Jack
Kornfield urges us to join the call for peace.
No one wants to be just another person in a world of seven
billion people. Geri Larkin on what happened when she embraced being
reviews & more
This issue’s roundup features books by Tom Robbins, Peter
Matthiessen, Nyanaponika Thera, and more.
Willis Barnstone on “Our White House,” by Charles
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On the Cover: Yanluo, King of
Hell, China, 1523 CE. Royal Ontario Museum Gallery of Chinese Architecture. Photo
by Rajeshwar Chahal