Overview

A thought-provoking collection of the most notable and insightful Buddhism-inspired writing published in the last year:


  • Thich Nhat Hanh’s vision for a more enlightened and sustainable society
  • Ezra Bayda on avoiding the pitfalls that arise on the path of meditation
  • ...
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The Best Buddhist Writing 2013

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Overview

A thought-provoking collection of the most notable and insightful Buddhism-inspired writing published in the last year:


  • Thich Nhat Hanh’s vision for a more enlightened and sustainable society
  • Ezra Bayda on avoiding the pitfalls that arise on the path of meditation
  • Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s powerful Dzogchen practices that help you to discover your mind’s inherent awareness and clarity
  • Lodro Rinzler on what happens when the Buddha walks into a bar
  • Karen Maezen Miller on the virtues of boredom
  • Phillip Moffitt on how to transform emotional chaos into confidence and clarity
  • Joseph Goldstein’s unique nine-minute meditation practice that you can incorporate into your busy day
  • Elihu Genmyo Smith on being still
  • Pema Chödrön on how to become a bodhisattva
  • Sakyong Mipham on how mind, breath, and energy work together in meditation to transform your life
  • Judy Lief on the fifty-nine ancient slogans that can help you be more skillful and loving in all your relationships
  • Bonnie Friedman on discovering nonattachment while apartment-hopping in Brooklyn
  • Jules Shuzen Harris on what anger can teach you
  • Pico Iyer on travel as contemplative practice
  • And much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834829145
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 263,699
  • File size: 307 KB

Meet the Author

Melvin McLeod is the editor-in-chief of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly. He is also the author of Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

This Truth Never Fails - David Rynick
Be Still - Elihu Genmyo Smith
The Buddha Walks into a Bar - Lodro Rinzler
How to Meditate - Sakyong Mipham
Where the Heart Beats - Kay Larson
If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break - James Ishmael Ford
Impermanence Is Buddha Nature - Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Living Fully - Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
Not for Happiness - Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
The Vagabond Queen of Craigslist - Bonnie Friedman
The Three Marks of Existence - Sylvia Boorstein
Booooring . . . - Karen Maezen Miller
Playing with Buddha - Ira Sukrungruang
Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society - Thich Nhat Hanh
Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change - Pema Chödrön
Fifty-Nine Ways to Make the Teachings Real - Judy Lief
Open Heart, Open Mind - Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Waking Up to Happiness - Natalie Goldberg
The Long Road to Sitting Still - Pico Iyer
Emotional Chaos to Clarity - Phillip Moffitt
Everyday Meditation: A Nine-Minute Daily Practice - Joseph Goldstein
Breaking Through - Ezra Bayda
Not Quite Nirvana - Rachel Neumann
The Power of Gone - Shinzen Young
The Third Turning of the Wheel - Reb Anderson
The Heart Attack Sutra - Karl Brunnhölzl
Uprooting the Seeds of Anger - Jules Shuzen Harris, Sensei
I Kinda Vow - Genine Lentine

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