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Maha Ghosananda


The Likably Unlikely Monk

The Cambodian monk Maha Ghosananda was a world-famous humanitarian; he was also quite the character. Two years after Maha Ghosananda’s death, Andrew Cooper reflects on a friendship that was sometimes dizzying but always dear.

By Andrew Cooper


Jungle Beast

On a tour of the wilderness where the Buddha once wandered, SANDY BOUCHER learns that there’s more to the forest than peaceful contemplation.

By Sandy Boucher


Books in Brief

What is Buddhism? While the diversity of Buddhist schools of thought make it all but impossible to encapsulate the tradition in one book, the new collectionBUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY: ESSENTIAL READINGS (Oxford University Press, 2009, $24.95 paper, 480 pp.) is as comprehensive an attempt as any. Editors William Edelglass and Jay L. Garfield, both philosophy professors, have […]

By Aaron Lackowski


What I’m Reading: Noelle Oxenhandler

Fima Amos Oz (Mariner Books, 1994, 336 pp., $14.00 paper) “Fima got out of bed in his sweaty underwear, opened his shutters a crack, and looked out at the beginning of a winter day in Jerusalem.” I’ve read the novel Fima by Amos Oz three times, and yesterday I saw that everything I love about […]

By Noelle Oxenhandler


What I’m Reading: Fall 2009

Together Under One Roof: Making a Home of the Buddha’s Household Lin Jensen (Wisdom Publications, 2008, 288 pp., $16.95 paper) Bad Dog! A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places Lin Jensen (Wisdom Publications, 2005, 288 pp., $15.95 paper) I’ve been listening to myself telling friends and colleagues about the Zen teacher Lin […]

By Sylvia Boorstein
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