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SAVOR THE JOY • When you’re a parent your heart is always on the line, sometimes broken, sometimes full of joy. To help you get through the tough parts, says psychologist and Insight teacher ALLYSON PIMENTEL, you can learn to savor the good times in parenting—and in life.
RIGHT HOPE • Economist and ecodharma activist CLAIR BROWN calls on Buddhists to join the fight against climate change. What helps when the future looks bleak is the right kind of hope.
OUR HUNT FOR MAGICAL BERRIES • JASON GOTS and his sister were never happier than when they hunted the elusive wild blackberry. Years later, he realizes the magic is in the search.
BLACKBERRY-ROSE POPSICLES • The number of popsicles this recipe will produce depends on the size of the popsicle molds you use.
HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD FOUND THE RIGHT SPIRITUAL TEACHER OR COMMUNITY FOR YOU?
Forming Spiritual Leaders • How One Seminary Brings Buddhist Practices into the 21st Century
REV. MARVIN HARADA
UP-TO-DATE DHARMA • From Silicon Valley and Afrofuturism to healing trauma and gender transition, here is a selection of new books offering a Buddhist take on today’s issues.
THE SACRED WORK OF SANDRA CISNEROS • Sandra Cisneros writes to honor her ancestors, because when that’s her motivation, ego gets out of the way. ANGÉLICA PALJOR profiles the celebrated author of The House on Mango Street.
No Self, No Suffering • The Buddha made a big promise—that if we know the cause of suffering we can end it. MELVIN MCLEOD breaks down the Buddha’s four noble truths—including his unique insight into the real cause of our suffering—and argues it’s not only the ultimate self-help formula, but the best guide to helping others and benefitting the world.
What “No Self” Really Means • The journey of awakening, says Buddhist teacher GAYLON FERGUSON, begins by examining our usual beliefs about who we are. Because maybe we’ve got it wrong.
Is This the Secret to Happiness? • Buddhism, psychology, and life exprience all agree on one point, says Zen priest and psychiatrist ROBERT WALDINGER: a larger, more connected sense of self makes life fulfilling and meaningful.
May You Be Safe • As BARBARA GATES struggles to protect her adventurous dog Tony from danger, she contemplates the deep aspiration at the heart of loving-kindness practice—may all beings be safe and protected—and wonders what real safety means in this world.
My Dog, My Heart • STEPHEN MURPHY-SHIGEMATSU discovers you don’t get over the death of a beloved pet. You just learn to love more.
The Pali Canon • THE ANCIENT ORIGINS OF THE PALI CANON • THE THREE “BASKETS” OR SECTIONS • HOW TO PRACTICE WITH THE PALI CANON AS YOUR GUIDE
THE WORD OF THE BUDDHA • The Pali canon is the only canon stemming from an early Indian Buddhist school that has survived intact. Today, says BHIKKHU BODHI, it’s still inspiring millions of practitioners.
THE VINAYA PITAKA • The Vinaya is more than just the monastic rule book, says AMY PARIS LANGENBERG. It’s a treasure trove of stories shedding light on ethical dilemmas, community tensions, and human foibles.
THE SUTTA PITAKA • What was it like to gather around the Buddha and hear him teach? To find out, says PASCALE F. ENGELMAJER, just read the suttas.
THE ABHIDHAMMA PITAKA • The Abhidhamma teaches a sophisticated, dynamic system of human...