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Summer 2008

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Editors View

Our Glass House

OVER THE PAST several months my inbox—and perhaps yours, too—has filled with emails recounting the latest from Burma and now Tibet. Our web editor, Philip Ryan, has done an admirable job keeping abreast of quickly unfolding events in both countries on our editors’ blog, which is far better equipped than the magazine to keep track […]

By James Shaheen


Books in Brief, Summer 2008

          AN UNPLANNED pregnancy, a rocky romance, an unsatisfying job, and a milestone birthday: Amanda, the intrepid twenty-nine-year-old heroine ofENLIGHTENMENT FOR IDIOTS (Random House, 2008, $24.00 cloth, 384 pp.), has got a lot on her plate even before a spiritual pilgrimage gets thrown into the mix. When Amanda receives an assignment […]

By Sarah Todd

Parting Words

Dharma Art, All-Pervasive

Sambo, Shinjo Ito, 1959, magnolia wood, 12.6 x 22.8 inches; “Sambo” is the Japanese term for the three jewels of Buddhism: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha THE ART WORLD of New York City is a notoriously tough nut to crack. Recently, though, many Big Apple dwellers were struck by a profusion of subway […]

By Sarah Todd


Contributors – Summer 2008

    TSULTRIM ALLIONE has been inspired by the teachings of the 11th-century female Tibetan teacher Machig Labdrön since the early seventies, when she was living as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in India. Her new book—Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict, from which her article “Feeding Your Demons” has been adapted—presents Machig’s […]

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