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THE MOMENT • BUDDHIST GUIDE TO MINDFUL LIVING
MEDITATION IS A POLITICAL ACT • Meditation is about facing suffering squarely and seeing reality clearly. That’s why it’s the best starting place if you want to help a troubled world, says Zen teacher DAN ZIGMOND.
WHAT WERE YOU TAUGHT ABOUT MONEY? • Are you still clinging to your childhood beliefs about money? It’s time to let them go, says SPENCER SHERMAN, because they may be leading you to make bad financial decisions.
HOW TO SET BETTER BOUNDARIES • Guided by Buddhist teachings on the brahmaviharas, ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ-STOMP helps us learn when to say yes and how to say no.
THE SEARCH FOR LIGHT • Koans, Shakespeare, working with suffering—BONNIE NADZAM looks at new books offering different insights into Buddhist practice today.
JAN CHOZEN BAYS
RHONDA MAGEE The Dharma of Racial Justice • LINDSAY KYTE profiles law professor Rhonda Magee, who teaches mindfulness and other contemplative practices to help us do the inner and outer work of creating racial justice.
The Power of SILENCE • Silence can be noble or ignoble, liberating or oppressive. BHANTE SUMANO on knowing when, why, and how to be silent—but not silenced.
The Music Claims You • We do not understand the symphony of a new place, but we can feel it, move to it, and be transformed by it. KAREN CONNELLY on travel as a spiritual practice.
Waking Up to the World • Travel broadens the mind and opens the heart. Three personal stories of transformational travel in THAILAND, ETHIOPIA, and YEMEN.
“Buddha, Please Bless My Family” • In a silver temple, in the country of his ancestors, IRA SUKRUNGRUANG bridges the generations.
The Territory of Love • ANITA N. FENG on a wedding, a war, and a world that is always in flux.
The Broken Town • PICO IYER meets the good people of a maligned place.
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha • When we visit the very places where the Buddha lived and taught, we discover deeper meaning in his teachings. SHANTUM SETH takes us on a sacred pilgrimage.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Enlightenment • Things to see, do, and enjoy in three American Buddhist hotspots.
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METTA FOR MY ABUSER • KIMMEN SJÖLANDER finally freed herself from what she suffered at the hands of her late father when she learned to send him loving-kindness. Forgiveness is complicated, but metta is always appropriate.
Grandmother Mind • Grandmothers care about others and shed tears for their suffering. That’s why Dogen said having Grandmother Mind is the most important thing of all. Zen teacher SUSAN MOON contemplates her own journey as a grandmother and her responsibility as an ancestor-to-be.