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Magazine | Reviews

The Making of Mummy-la

After 40 years, the remarkable story of Freda Bedi, the first Westerner to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun.

By Joan Duncan Oliver

Dr. Karma Phuntsho in the local temple of his home village, Ura, Bhutan

Magazine | Interview

Bhutan on the Brink

An interview with Dr. Karma Phuntsho, the first Bhutanese to earn a doctorate at Oxford who now works to promote social entrepreneurship among the nation’s youth.

By Emma Varvaloucas, Photographs by Matthieu Ricard


Examining Attention

Magazine | Column

Examining Attention

Attention is not just another “function” alongside other cognitive functions. Its ontological status is of something prior to functions and even to things. The kind of attention we bring to bear on the world changes the…

By Iain McGilchrist

Magazine | Column

The Search for Meaning

My father spent two years in concentration camps—first Auschwitz, then Buchenwald, then a smaller camp in the Black Forest. No, that does not mean I am Jewish—he was a Catholic Pole living in Warsaw, turned in…

By Andrew Olendzki

Magazine | Column

Bonfire Buddha

The night is bitter cold, the temple an icebox. Winter grips the land and the monks shiver. A wanderer arrives, hoping to defrost a bit, maybe have a cup of tea. Problem is, the fire’s gone…

By Leath Tonino

Magazine | Column

Walking Backward Toward the Future

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. –Soren Kierkegaard The ancient Greeks, who put the power of Fate above that of Zeus himself, foresaw our own unpredestinate perspective in their metaphor…

By Jonathan Bricklin