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Recalling Nichidatsu Fujii

In 1982, I was one of a small group of Zen students who were invited to an audience with Nichidatsu Fujii. Guruji, as he was affectionately known, was making a short visit to Los Angeles on his way back to Japan following that spring’s historic nuclear disarmament activities in New York, which he and his […]

By Andrew Cooper


In The Footsteps Of The Buddha

The Wanderer

 Master Sheng Yen has dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of Chan Buddhism in China and in the West. In this excerpt from his new autobiography, Footprints in the Snow, Master Sheng Yen tells the story of his arrival in New York and how he learned to live without a home. AFTER I RESIGNED […]

By Master Sheng-Yen


Faith in Revolution

Daisaku Ikeda is President of the Soka Gakkai International, the world’s largest Buddhist lay group and America’s most diverse. In a rare interview, Ikeda speaks to contributing editor Clark Strand about his organization’s remarkable history, its oft-misunderstood practice, and what its members are really chanting for. From Hollywood celebrities to renowned jazz musicians to everyday practitioners […]

By The Editors


What I’m Reading Winter 2008

I just finished Vinegar Into Honey: Seven Steps To Understanding And Transforming Anger, Aggression, And Violence, by Ron Leifer (Snow Lion, 2008). I’m interested in emotional patterns, and I was curious to see how Leifer, a psychiatrist and Buddhist meditation teacher, would suggest working with anger. The title is a Tibetan metaphor for transforming negative […]

By Martine Batchelor


Books in Brief

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is well known for his longstanding interest in science and, in recent years, for his scholarly engagements with scientists at the (now annual) Mind and Life conferences. Mind and Life: Discussions With The Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality by Pier Luigi Luisi with Zara Houshmand (Columbia University […]

By Aaron Lackowski
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