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The Best Buddhist Writing 2008

Melvin Mcleod (Editor)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/20/2011)
Paperback (9/24/2013)
Paperback (9/25/2012)


A thought-provoking collection of the most notable, enjoyable, and insightful Buddhism-inspired literature published in the last year. The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 includes:

- Short meditative practices for peace from Thich Nhat Hanh
- Sylvia Boorstein on how equanimity supports kindness
- Kate Wheeler on meditating in a cave in India
- Norman Fischer on how all language is a form of prayer
- Aidan Delgado on being a Buddhist conscientious objector in Iraq
- "Dharma punk" Noah Levine on learning how to forgive
- Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche on cultivating compassion through training the mind
- The Dalai Lama on the mythical "self"
- Sister Chan Khong's memoir of campaigning for peace and social justice during the Vietnam War era alongside her teacher Thich Nhat Hanh
- Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, on the importance of a "beginner's mind"
- Pema Chodron on choosing peace rather than conflict
- Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Shinzen Young, and Reginald Ray on the valuable lessons of pain
- "Prince of the Ascetics," a short story by Charles Johnson
- Natalie Goldberg on koan practice
- And much more

Shambhala, 9781590306154, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2008

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.