What Does "Mindfulness" Really Mean?
Sharon Salzberg gives the basics
Plus: Clark Strand on why it's easier said than done

Mantra Mix
A new Tibet benefit CD packs dharma, disco, and a whole lot of information
By Mary Talbot

Happy Enlightenment Day!
What Is Rohatsu?
By Shodo Harada Roshi
A Killer Rohatsu Retreat
By Charles Young
Plus: Teachers remember their teachers

Test Your Enlightenment IQ

Be Grateful to Everyone
Learning from the people who really bug us
By Pema Chodron

Make Loving-kindness, Not Anger
Lama Surya Das on transforming rage

Why we should use right speech
By Mirka Knaster

Dharma Scribe
An Australian former doctor named Nick Ribush may be the reason you're a Buddhist
By Lawrence Pintak

Buddha In the City
A review of Jeff Wilson's "The Buddhist Guide to New York"
By Ayun Halliday

What Price Dharma?
  • Robert Beatty on the practice of dana
  • Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu on the role of the alms bowl
  • Zen master John Daido Loori on retreats and heating bills

    An interview with Khandro Rinpoche
    By Lawrence Pintak

    Suffering Zen
    What one woman's struggle with depression taught her about practice
    By Susan Moon

    Buddha In the Fridge
    Practice with large rodents
    By Barbara Gates

    A Meeting of Buddhist Minds
    A conference of Western Buddhists and the Dalai Lama looks at dharma questions in the New World
    By Mary Talbot

    The Buddhist-Canine Dialogue
    By Rodger Kamenetz

    I Was a Teenage Buddhist Nun
    An interview with Kunga Yeshe at Gampo Abbey

    Bowing to the Buddha Within
    More than a gesture, a bow is an act of veneration--to ourselves and the universe.
    by Lama Surya Das

    The Saints of the Dharma
    They're not canonized, but Buddhism's got plenty of saints and miracle-workers
    by Lama Surya Das

    My Son, the Dalai Lama
    An excerpt from the autobiography of the Dalai Lama's mother
    by Diki Tsering

    Tradition Is Our Backbone
    An interview with Khedroob Thondup, nephew of the Dalai Lama, on roots, exile, and frying eggs for his uncle
    by Mary Talbot

    Truth and Consequences
    What is karma, really?
    by Lama Surya Das

    A Lama Spreads His Wings
    After his perilous escape from Tibet, the young Karmapa lama assumes his place in an 800-year-old lineage
    by Ngwang Ozer

    Anger in the "I" of the Beholder
    What makes our columnist really mad? His own mind.
    by Dinty W. Moore

    Facing up to your anger as part of spiritual growth.
    by Darlene Cohen

    Hitting Your Head With a Hammer: A Tibetan teacher's foolproof way to diffuse anger
    by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

    And A passage from the Buddha on the futility of getting mad

    What's Faith Got To Do With It?
    Three views of the role of faith i Buddhist practice: "A Heartfelt Faith" by Sharon Salzberg

    "Faith In Two Languages" by the Dalai Lama

    "Great Faith, Great Doubt", a Zen view from John Daido Loori

    A Prescription for Wounded Minds
    A dharma discourse on the Buddhist precepts by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

    Plus, three excerpts on the precepts, from the Buddha.

    Fear and Craving in Disney World
    Our columnist discovers that dukkha thrives in the Magic Kingdom
    by Dinty W. Moore

    A Tactical Retreat for the Spirit
    What happens when you withdraw from the world and concentrate on spiritual practice?
    by Lama Surya Das

    "Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery,"
    In an excerpt from his book, William Alexander discovers that the darkest night is just before the dharma.

    The Great American Zen Master
    Thirty years after his death, a new book from the author of 'Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind'
    A review by John Kain

    Plus, an excerpt from "Branching Streams"
    by Suzuki Roshi

    And an excerpt from "Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Times of Shunryu Suzuki"
    by David Chadwick

    Everyday Dharma
    How do you fit Buddhist practice into an over-full life?
    by Lama Surya Das

    Buddha in the Wild
    How does Buddhism relate to nature?
    by Lama Surya Das

    Sorrow Mountain: Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun
    A review of Ani Pachen's biography
    by Mary Talbot

    Plus, 'Now I Understand Suffering: Tibetan Buddhist nun Ani Pachen talks about cutting through fear, cultivating compassion, and life as a warrior princess.

    The Journey Home
    A review of "Bones of the Master: A Monk's Search for the Lost Heart of China"
    by Joan Halifax Roshi

    Plus, an excerpt and "This is a Buddy Book," an interview with author George Crane and monk Tsung Tsai

    The Value of Spiritual Community

  • The Sangha offers Buddhists the chance to practice what they preach in the cauldron of daily life.
    by Lama Surya Das

    Awakening to the Present
    Lama Surya Das explains the Buddhist take on the afterlife.

    Going Home
    Jesus and Buddha as Brothers.
    by Thich Nhat Hanh

    What Would Buddha Do About Sex?
    Enjoy it--as a part of all of life.
    by Franz Metcalf

    Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings
    Are there universal truths? If we compare the sayings of Jesus and Buddha the answer is a heartfelt yes.

    Kicking and Cheering Down the Buddhist Path
    'The Cup' offers a look at an extraordinary season in the ordinary life of a monastery
    by Mary Talbot

    Pilgrimage to the Diamond Throne
    Tens of thousands of Buddhists recently traveled to Bodhgaya to hear the Dalai Lama speak on compassion.
    by Matthieu Ricard

    An Idol Misunderstanding
    No, I don't bow to the Buddha statue in Chinese restaurants.
    by Dinty W. Moore

    Path of Parenting, Path of Awakening
    Looking at child rearing as a course in mindfulness.
    by Jack Kornfield

    What Would Buddha Do?
    101 Answers to Life's Daily Dilemmas.
    by Franz Metcalf

    American Buddhism's Racial Divide
    Buddhists in the United States are split into two camps: Asian Americans and 'New Buddhists.' Can they be brought together?
    by Kenneth K. Tanaka

    The Silent Revolution
    Far from being a self-centered preoccupation, meditation actually encourages spiritual activism.

    Meeting My Teacher
    A spiritual guide's simple gesture of respect and compassion can open a student to a lifetime of spiritual learning.
    by Kamala Masters

    Are Gore and Bush closet Buddhists?
    They're paying more attention to inner peace than lower taxes
    by Dinty W. Moore

    An Illuminating Millennial Resolution
    Making enlightenment a priority
    by Lama Surya Das

    Understanding Alleviates Suffering
    In real life torture test, Buddhist principles help victims cope.
    Excerpted from Spirituality & Health--The Soul/Body Connection(R)

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