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Books in Brief Winter 2005

In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali CanonBhikkhu Bodhi, Ed. & Trans.Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2005496 pp.; $18.95 (paper) Wisdom Publications’ hefty translations of the Pali canon have, for many practitioners, been books to own and admire rather than read and absorb. With this new selection, editor/translator Bhikkhu Bodhi clears the way […]

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Contributors Winter 2005

Contributors

Contributors Winter 2005

Rafi Zabor, whose new book, I, Wabenzi, is excerpted in this issue (“Too Much,”), writes: “The opening of I, Wabenzi was the first aesthetically successful, living thing I was able to write several years into the aftermath of my parents’ deaths, in 1985 and ’86. It was intended to be a piece about one hundred […]

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Editors View

The Proof is in the Practice

In recent months, proponents of “intelligent design” have enjoyed remarkable success in pitching to American school boards what amounts to nothing less than stealth creationism. By arguing that this essentially religious notion rises to the level of scientific theory, its adherents have created the false impression that scientists themselves are taking part in the debate. […]

By James Shaheen

On Events

A New Bottom Line

The first Spiritual Activism Conference offers a hopeful vision for a movement of spiritual progressives—and interesting lessons for engaged Buddhists.

By Phil Catalfo

Insights

Buddha Buzz Winter 2005

Reality BitesABC Television put out a casting call this summer for Buddhist families to appear on its reality show Wife Swap. In the show, two wives from two separate families switch lives for eight days: chaos, conflict, and sometimes cross-cultural understanding ensue. ABC hoped to find an American Buddhist family that could be described as […]

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Letters

Letters to the Editor Winter 2005

The Dispute Of HappinessThe Tricycle Fall 2005 issue was one of the best yet! So many articles on happiness, so much to think about—and like all really good discussions, it left me asking so many questions! Here are two: As a college professor, I sometimes ask my students what they think is the most important […]

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