In this issue of Inquiring Mind we had been planning to offer our readers relief from the suffering of seriousness. But the harsh realities of the world kept demanding a voice, and we ended up splitting the issue between gravitas and levitas, ending up—surprise, surprise—on the middle path.
Psychotherapist Ronna Kabatznick was on retreat in Thailand when the tsunami struck. She quickly went to the disaster area to help survivors face what the Buddha described as the inevitable realities of life: sorrow, grief, pain, lamentation and despair. Her account takes us into the heart of the tragedy.