Douglas Penick. Photo by Martin Fritter.
Photo by Martin Fritter.

Douglas Penick

Douglas Penick’s series on the four sights, which began in the Fall 2015 issue, concludes in this issue with his exploration of the path: “Becoming Buddha.” Penick is a longtime Tibetan Buddhist practitioner and prolific writer. His latest book is From the Empire of Fragments.


Photo by Karam Bajwa.
Photo by Karam Bajwa.

Kara Pyle

Kara Pyle is an illustrator and designer based in Toronto whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest, and other publications. Her illustrations appear in this issue throughout “Buddhism and the Market.”  


Photo by Jan Deputy-Louy.
Photo by Jan Deputy-Louy.

Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin

Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin is the first woman and the first Westerner to hold the position of bishop in the Nichiren Order of North America. The resident priest of Myoken-ji Temple in Houston, Texas, she proposes in “Our Common Thread” that we recognize the three treasures as the uniting factor across Buddhist traditions.


Photo by David Hogsholt.
Photo by David Hogsholt.

Jean Chung

Jean Chung is a South Korean award-winning photojournalist whose work has been published by many international media organizations, including the New York Times, Bloomberg, and Der Spiegel. Her photographs of Venerable Chwasan, the former head dharma master of the Won Buddhist order, illustrate “The Grace in This World.”

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