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IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT
WHAT A GOOD HORSE YOU ARE! • The Buddha valued dispassion, yet he also knew the power of love. REIKO OHNUMA on the poignant relationship between Siddhartha and his horse.
SOMEONE I LOVE IS HURTING • Psychiatrist RAVI CHANDRA on how you can support a loved one suffering from mental illness without minimizing or ignoring your own pain.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEDITATION PRACTICE?
MUSLIM & BUDDHIST • SOM POURFARZANEH’s two religions are sometimes at odds. Can he practice both without losing the richness of either?
HOW TO NOT BURN OUT • Sustainable activism begins with not calling yourself an activist, says KEISHA BUSH.
HEART TO HEART • From Harriet Tubman to narcissism to Appalachian Zen—BONNIE NADZAM reviews new books that are sparking conversation.
Your Beautiful Monsters • Anger, fear, envy—usually we’re ashamed of our so-called monstrous emotional patterns. Yet if we make friends with our monsters, says TSOKNYI RINPOCHE, magic happens. We are no longer afraid.
Healing the Scars of History • Retreats are being held at Auschwitz, a former plantation, and a site where Indigenous people were massacred. LINDSAY KYTE reports on how retreatants are finding freedom from their ancestral pain.
WE REMEMBER • In celebration of Black History Month, we find inspiration in the lives and practice of six remarkable Black Buddhists.
DR. MARLENE JONES
ROSHI MERLE KODO BOYD
REV. DR. LEON E. WRIGHT
VENERABLE BHANTE SUHITA DHARMA
Awake IN THE Now • “Buddha” means “the awakened one.” KAREN MAEZEN MILLER on what it is the Buddha woke up from—and how you can wake up, too.
Is This a Dream? • When you develop lucidity in your dreams, you develop lucidity in your life. TENZIN WANGYAL RINPOCHE on the practice of dream yoga.
What to Do When You Can’t Sleep • Meditation and mindfulness can help you get the shut-eye you need. JOSEPH EMET on how to feel more rested.
IMAGINE YOU ARE A BUDDHA • In this second part of his series on tantra, MINGYUR RINPOCHE explains how visualization practice helps us recognize our buddhanature.