The Best Buddhist Writing 2010

The Best Buddhist Writing 2010

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Here is this year’s installment in the series Publishers Weekly says “does a great service by highlighting views and themes as they modulate with each passing year.” The Best Buddhist Writing 2010 is an eclectic, inspiring collection of writings from the Buddhist perspective. Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, North America’s leading Buddhist-inspired magazine, the essays, articles, and interviews in this anthology offer an entertaining mix of writing styles and reflect on a wide range of issues.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2010 includes:

   • A question and answer session between children and Thich Nhat Hanh
   • Stan Goldberg on becoming a hospice volunteer, shortly after his own diagnosis of prostate cancer

   • Buddhist author and death-row inmate Jarvis Jay Masters on experiencing a few unexpected hours of freedom<o:p> </o:p>

   • Jan Chozen Bays on eating mindfully

   • Norman Fischer contemplates the death of his best friend

   • Meditation instructions from Tibetan teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

   • Sylvia Boorstein on the deep human connection that emerges when we engage with the joy and suffering of others

   • Carolyn Rose Gimian on the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s advice to “smile at fear”

   • Gaylon Ferguson on recognizing our natural wakefulness

   • Pema Chödrön on being open to the opportunities that arise when we experience pain and discomfort in our lives <o:p> </o:p>

   • Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on finding joy in the midst of life’s difficulties

   • Steve Silberman’s account of love, prejudice, Buddhism, and marriage

   • Mary Pipher on moving past despair <o:p> </o:p>

   • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on meditation that directs our thoughts and intentions in a positive direction

   • Jaimal Yogis on his misguided attempt to use Zen to improve his surfing

   • Lauren Fraser on the Zen-inspired cooks who have influenced the way we cook and eat

   • And much more

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2010
ISBN: 9781590308264
Branch Call Number: 294.3 BEST
Additional Contributors: McLeod, Melvin

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Dec 20, 2014

Very mixed. Some very good essays and others very weak, uninteresting to me.

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