The Best Buddhist Writing 2009

The Best Buddhist Writing 2009

by Melvin McLeod (Editor)


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The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 by Melvin McLeod

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

The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 includes:

   • An interview with novelist Tom Robbins

   • Guiding principles for a new ecospirituality from Thich Nhat Hanh

   • Jack Kornfield on basic human goodness


Pico Iyer’s portrait of the Dalai Lama


Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle on a couple’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease


The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on the true, enlightened nature of mind


Wendy Johnson on bringing the beginner’s mind to gardening


A mindfulness practice from Pema Chödrön to help us wake up to the world around us


Joan Halifax on approaching death with fearlessness and compassion


Peggy Rowe-Ward and Larry Ward with stories, meditations, and exercises for experiencing love in a new and deeper way


Natalie Goldberg on the art of writing personal memoir


Dzigar Kongtrül on our search for happiness


Sharon Salzberg on overcoming passion, aggression, and ignorance in our relationships


Stephanie Kaza on making environmentalism a spiritual path, not just a change in lifestyle


Meshuga-wisdom from Rabbi Rami Shapiro


John Welwood on how we can use our relationships for profound spiritual growth


And much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590307342
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

The Wise Heart Jack Kornfield 1

Light Comes Through Dzigar Kongtrül 12

The Blue Poppy Kathleen Willis Morton 26

Razor-Wire Dharma Calvin Malone 34

Mindfulness and Compassion: Tools for Transforming Suffering into Joy Phillip Mojfitt 39

What Is This? Martine Batchelor 52

Koans for Troubled Times Joan Sutherland 58

The World We Have Thich Nhat Hanh 69

Cranes in the DMZ Alan Weisman 76

The Living Soil: The Gro, und of Beginner's Mind Wendy Johnson 81

Waking Up to Your WoSld Pema Chödrön 86

The Majesty of Your Loving: a Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle 93

Compassion Is the Root jof All Practices His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa 103

The Wooden Puppet and' Iron Man: Selfless Compassion, Radical Optimism Joan Halifax 107

Sailing Home Norman Fischer 116

Intimate Relationship as a Spiritual Crucible John Welwood 125

Love's Garden Peggy Rowe-Ward Larry Ward 137

The Kindness Handbook: Communication Sharon Salzberg 146

Where the Buddha Lives Lin Jensen 150

Wisdom of the Rebels Tom Robbins 158

Where Is God When Stick Hit Floor? Rabbi Rami Shapiro 165

Old Friend from Far Away Natalie Goldberg 172

There Is Much We Do Not Know About the Feelings of Butterflies Liza Dalby 182

Of Course I'm Angry! Gabriel Cohen 187

Long Journey to a Bow Christina Feldman 196

Healing Ecology David Loy 203

Mindfully Green Stephanie Kaza 212

The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Pico Iyer 225

The Art of Losing: On Writing, Dying, and Mom Ruth L. Ozeki 237

Detours from Reality Ezra Bay da 254

Time and Again Adam Frank 262

This Very Mind, Empty andLuminous The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche 273

Contributors 287

Credits 295

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