A treasury of the main striking, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing released within the final 12 months.
The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 contains:
• His Holiness the Dalai Lama on cultivating a common ethic of kindness
• Sharon Salzberg on getting your meditation perform began
• Pema Chödrön on find out how to smile at worry
• The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi on examining worldwide difficulties throughout the lens of conventional Buddhist teachings
• Bruce wealthy at the enlightened version of presidency of the Buddhist monarch King Ashoka
• Thich Nhat Hanh on constancy in loving relationships
• Michael A. Stusser’s determined—and hilarious—effort to speak—and tweet—no evil
• Norman Fischer on a brand new and extra open knowing of language
• Barry Boyce’s attention-grabbing survey of the lifestyles and teachings of the past due Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
• Michael Stone and David Loy at the easy questions raised by means of the Occupy Wall road circulation
• Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s clarification of the meditation perform of kusulu, the top of simplicity and leisure
• Nancy Baker at the robust and helpful power at the back of anger
• Diane Ackerman on residing together with her loved husband’s Alzheimer’s affliction
• Yangzom Brauen’s relocating account of her grandmother and mother’s break out from Tibet following the chinese language invasion
• And even more
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