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The Best Buddhist Writing 2012

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A treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing published in the last year.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 includes:

   • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on cultivating a universal ethic of kindness
   • Sharon Salzberg on getting your meditation practice started
   • Pema Chödrön on how to smile at fear
   • The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi on analyzing global problems through the lens of traditional Buddhist teachings
   • Bruce Rich on the enlightened model of government of the Buddhist monarch King Ashoka
   • Thich Nhat Hanh on fidelity in loving relationships
   • Michael A. Stusser’s determined—and hilarious—effort to speak—and tweet—no evil
   • Norman Fischer on a new and more open understanding of language
   • Barry Boyce’s fascinating survey of the life and teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
   • Michael Stone and David Loy on the basic questions raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement
   • Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s explanation of the meditation practice of kusulu, the pinnacle of simplicity and relaxation
   • Nancy Baker on the powerful and useful energy behind anger
   • Diane Ackerman on living with her beloved husband’s Alzheimer’s disease
   • Yangzom Brauen’s moving account of her grandmother and mother’s escape from Tibet following the Chinese invasion
   • And much more

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Awakening My Heart 1
Andrea Miller
One Hundred Names for Love 10
Diane Ackerman
Let Me Count the Ways 17
John Tarrant
Smile at Fear 26
Pema Chödrön
Real Happiness 35
Sharon Salzberg
Moon by the Window 46
Shodo Harada
No Is Not the Opposite of Anything 53
Melissa Myozen Blacker
Fire Monks 64
Colleen Morton Busch
Wide Awake 73
Noah Levine
Gaining Perspective 78
Joan Sutherland
Fidelity 82
Thich Nhat Hanh
The Purple Wig 90
Callie Bates
Right Lying 99
Lin Jensen
Precious Energy 107
Nancy Baker
Beyond Religion 113
The Dalai Lama
The Making of a Spiritual Hero 119
Stephan Talty
Across Many Mountains 129
Yangzom Brauen
The Need of the Hour 138
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Occupy Wall Street 148
Michael Stone and David Loy
To Uphold the World 159
Bruce Rich
Beyond Language: Finding Freedom through
Thoughts and Words 168
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes 174
Andy Karr and Michael Wood
Ocean of Dharma 180
Barry Boyce
Vivid Awareness 196
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Reconnecting with Ourselves 207
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
No Need to Do Zazen, Therefore Must Do Zazen 214
Elihu Genmyo Smith
Zen Questions 219
Taigen Dan Leighton
Speak No Evil, Tweet No Evil 227
Michael A. Stusser
Contributors 243
Credits 251


“Practical wisdom from Pema Chödrön and Thich Nhat Hanh share space in this anthology with fresh insight on the Occupy Wall Street movement, the art and practice of contemplative photography, the story of five courageous monks who take on the disastrous forces of a wildfire, and other highly personal accounts.”—Yoga International

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