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The Best Buddhist Writing

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The Best Buddhist Writing

By Melvin McLeod (Editor); Editors of the Shambhala Sun (Editor)

Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 9781611800111, 254pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

Description
A treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing published in the last year.
The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 includes:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama on cultivating a universal ethic of kindness
Sharon Salzberg on getting your meditation practice started
Pema Chodron on how to smile at fear
The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi on analyzing global problems through the lens of traditional Buddhist teachings
Bruce Rich on the enlightened model of government of the Buddhist monarch King Ashoka
Thich Nhat Hanh on fidelity in loving relationships
Michael A. Stusser's determined and hilarious effort to speak and tweet no evil
Norman Fischer on a new and more open understanding of language
Barry Boyce's fascinating survey of the life and teachings of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Michael Stone and David Loy on the basic questions raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's explanation of the meditation practice of kusulu, the pinnacle of simplicity and relaxation
Nancy Baker on the powerful and useful energy behind anger
Diane Ackerman on living with her beloved husband's Alzheimer's disease
Yangzom Brauen's moving account of her grandmother and mother's escape from Tibet following the Chinese invasion
And much more.


About the Author
Melvin McLeod is the editor-in-chief of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner s Quarterly. He is also the author of Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place."


Praise For The Best Buddhist Writing

“Practical wisdom from Pema Chödrön and Thich Nhat Hanh share space in this anthology with fresh insight on the Occupy Wall Street movement, the art and practice of contemplative photography, the story of five courageous monks who take on the disastrous forces of a wildfire, and other highly personal accounts.”—Yoga International