Check out “Life is Tough… Six Ways to Deal With It” from the current Shambhala Sun magazine

Illustration by Keith Abbott

An ancient set of Buddhist slogans offers us six powerful techniques to transform life’s difficulties into awakening and benefit, and in the March 2013 Shambhala Sun magazine, Zen teacher Norman Fischer guides us through them.

Don’t have the magazine yet? Click here to read the introduction to Fischer’s article and his teaching on the first slogan presented, “Turn All Mishaps Into the Path.”

Norman is a frequent contributor to the Shambhala Sun; here’s just a sampling of some of his other articles, ready for you to read online now. Links open in new windows: “Getting Started” (with meditation) | “Phrases and Spaces” (about Zen koans) | “Sometimes Full, Sometimes Half Full” (on the practice of ethical conduct) | “Falling in Love” (on sex, family, love, and liberation)