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On the Side of Our Better Angels
Never Forget Is Now • That’s the slogan of Japanese Americans who see the injustice of WWII internment repeated in the detention of migrants today. Both are rooted, says DUNCAN RYUKEN WILLIAMS, in the definition of who is an American and who is not.
The Handprint Left Behind • A young monk in Nepal practiced so many prostrations that he left his handprint pressed into a mat. VANESSA SASSON can’t forget him.
He’s Playing His Cards Right • Buddhist translator SCOTT WELLENBACH won more than $650,000 playing poker. He’s giving it all away to charity.
What does your home altar look like and why is it meaningful to you?
Bring a New Perspective to Arguments • To cut down on misunderstandings and misperceptions, invite this imaginary observer into your disagreements.
When Teachers Don’t Practice What They Preach • TENKU RUFF on what to do when you discover a teacher is all too human.
Mutually Dependent? It Depends • In the world of form, opposites like enlightenment and delusion depend on each other to exist. But in ultimate reality, says Zen teacher GEOFFREY SHUGEN ARNOLD, they are not even two.
RAIN Meditation • Beyond the clouds of our temporary experiences, there’s a spacious, clear sky of awareness. EMILY HORN shares a four-step practice to calm our emotional storms.
Can I Love This Too? • TYNETTE DEVEAUX on how we can change our relationship to the pain of changing relationships.
BUDDHISM BY THE NUMBERS
DHARMA FAQS • We answer your questions about Buddhism & meditation.
WHO WHAT WHERE
Karen Maezen Miller
The Fierce Love of Eve Ensler • As creator of The Vagina Monologues, she changed the way the world regards women’s bodies. Then she started a global movement to stop violence against women. Now, Eve Ensler tells LINDSAY KYTE about the long journey of coming home to her own body.
The Best of Who We Are • How did an obscure Buddhist monk become perhaps the most admired moral leader in the world? Reflecting on his forty-five years of friendship with the Dalai Lama, PICO IYER concludes that it’s because the man and his message show us the best of who we are as people.
I MADE THE DALAI LAMA SMILE
Happiness Is Helping Others • You aren’t separate from the rest of the world, teaches the DALAI LAMA. In being kind to others, you’re also being kind to yourself.
We Are All Brothers and Sisters: Platform for a Human Future • It’s easy to focus on the Dalai Lama’s engaging personality, but we have to listen to what he’s actually telling us. Buddhist scholar JAN WILLIS teases out the key points of His Holiness’ message to the world. Our future depends on it.
THE GIFT OF HIS PRESENCE
ALIAS GROUCHO MARX
WOMEN ARE THE LEADERS OF THE FUTURE
BRAVE, HUMBLE, HONEST
THE INNER JOURNEY • Colin O’Brady is the first person to journey across Antarctica unaided and unsupported. He tells HALEIGH ATWOOD how Vipassana meditation helped him prepare for his 930-mile, 54-day trek across the planet’s coldest continent, alone with his own mind and the brutal elements.
Rogue Philosopher • The Life, Art, and Buddhism of Jazz Great WAYNE SHORTER.
The Sound of Emanon
Deeping Our Practice and Study
Big Shout, Big Echo • It takes intensive meditation practice to wear away your habitual patterns and discover...