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The Ultimate Self-Help
How AI Really Threatens Us • Artificial intelligence doesn’t need a mind of its own to threaten our freedom. All it needs are flawed human minds behind it. That’s why ethical standards are so important, says AI scientist and Buddhist teacher NIKKI MIRGHAFORI
We Can Do This! • As long as we don’t burn out and give up, we really can change the world. MUSHIM PATRICIA IKEDA on self-care for activists.
How to Draw a Dragon • TRACY FRANZ learns from her young son that mistakes and bad starts don’t matter. If we engage wholeheartedly, we’ll always capture the dragon.
What Buddhist quote have you put up in your home or office?
Koans • Koans, says Zen teacher RACHEL BOUGHTON are a gate into the never-boring world of what we don’t know. (Or do we?)
Original Face • A Sampling of Traditional Koans
I Love My Kids But…
Take an Awesome Walk • Six simple steps can turn an ordinary walk into a daily dose of life-giving awe.
Advice to a Young Woman Teacher • In this selection from the special all-women’s issue of Buddhadharma, five prominent Buddhist teachers were asked what advice they would give to a young woman just starting out as a Buddhist teacher.
BUDDHISM BY THE NUMBERS
DHARMA FAQS • We answer your questions about Buddhism & meditation.
DHARMA DRUM RETREAT CENTER
FREE AT LAST • Deep Time Liberation takes African American meditators into the heart of slavery’s past so they can free themselves from its legacy of trauma.
3 Ways to MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF
1. MINDFULNESS: THE POWER OF AWARENESS • DIANA WINSTON on how to use the tools of mindfulness to work with negative patterns like shame, guilt, and self-criticism that stand in the way of caring for and liking yourself.
2. LOVING-KINDNESS: HEALING YOUR INNER CHILD • PEGGY ROWE WARD and LARRY WARD on how to give yourself the love and compassion you deserve. And send some of that love to the wounded child inside you. They need it.
3. BUDDHANATURE: YOU’RE PERFECT AS YOU ARE • Why feel bad about yourself when you are naturally aware, loving, and wise? MINGYUR RINPOCHE explains how to see past the temporary stuff and discover your own buddhanature.
Loving Your Inner Critic • Singer-songwriter ROSANNE CASHin conversation with Buddhist teacher SHARON SALZBERGat the Rubin Museum about loving yourself, your work, and—yes—even your inner critic.
Books for Our Journey • FOR FIFTY YEARS, Shambhala Publications has been creating books to help people on their spiritual path. ANDREA MILLER looks at how Shambhala’s books have reflected—and helped shape—Buddhism in the West.
Shambhala’s Greatest Hits • Seven milestone books from Shambhala Publications
Hamsters on the Wheel of Life • JENNIFER KEISHIN ARMSTRONG says hamsters show us the fleeting delicacy of life, and that even the tiniest lives have meaning.
A Cat by Any Other Name • When SARAH CHAUNCEY drops the label “cat,” she sees her pet clearly for the very first time.
Does My Dog Have Buddhanature? • Remembering her beloved childhood pet, ANDREA MILLER ponders one of Zen’s most famous questions.
We Will Come Back for You • Not so long ago their own families were held in camps like these. That’s why Japanese American Buddhists like SATSUKI INA will keep coming back...