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Spring 2005

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Remove The Seeker, Remove The Sought

For nearly a millennium and a half, Buddhism and the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedanta have shared terminology and ideas, argued about philosophical fine points, and pointed to nondual experience. In recent decades, Advaita has had a powerful influence on many Western Buddhist teachers and practitioners as well.

By Stephan Bodian
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Letters To The Editor Spring 2005

Remember Your RootsI found the interview with Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg [“Through Good Times and Bad,” Winter 2004] thoughtful and interesting, but also somewhat disappointing. It’s curious and disconcerting that these three prominent American Buddhist leaders make no reference to their common Jewish roots. Are we to believe that these three leaders […]

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Strong Medicine

“People lying in bed ill are lucky because they have the opportunity to do nothing but contemplate stress and pain … and let go of pain.” Not exactly copy that sells. But in “Tough Teachings to Ease the Mind“, Upasika Kee Nanayon (1901-1978), among Thailand’s most revered female lay Buddhist teachers, reminds us of one […]

By James Shaheen


Books in Brief Spring 2005

  Song of Mind: Wisdom from the Zen Classic Xin MingSheng YenBoston: ShambhalaPublications, 2004214 pp.; $16.95 (paper) Ch’an master Sheng Yeng takes a practical approach to unlocking the meaning of the classic seventh-century Ch’an poem Xing Ming, or “Song of Mind,” for contemporary students. Exploring a short section of the text in each chapter, Master […]

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Contributors Spring 2005

Robert Beer’s article on the history of thangka painting appears here. He states: “So many people have told me how they were initially drawn to the Buddhist teachings through the iconic beauty and mystery of its art. It has been my privilege and destiny to devote my life to the study of this subject. What […]

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