Wes Nisker gives an overview and context for this issue, explaining that while working on our “humor” issue, there was a presidential election . . . and then a deadly tsunami. So we invite you to laugh and cry with us.
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.
Best-selling author and linguistics professor George Lakoff explains how language and current consciousness research can help us understand our political dilemmas and communicate our truths.
Listen Up, Bodhisattvas & Wisdom Warriors: A Spontaneous Song in the Form of Reminders to Myself
With wit and wisdom, drawing from the Tibetan literary tradition and teaching vehicle known as “Jay-kul” (self-admonishment), Lama Surya Das reflects upon his faults.
A Mindreader’s Briefing
Short reviews of Open to Desire • Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America • The Best Buddhist Writing: 2004 • Field Notes on the Compassionate Life • The Heart of the World • This Isn’t a Picture I’m Holding: Kuan Yin • The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons • Dogen’s Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku • Meditations • Joy, No Matter What