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