Inside the Fall 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

The Fall 2018 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample articles and teachings.

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Buddhadharma fall 2018 magazine cover.

The Fall 2018 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample articles below.


The New Wave of Psychedelics in Buddhist Practice

Matteo Pistono takes a close look at how some Buddhist teachers are not only turning toward psychedelics in their practice but also making it a part of their teaching.

Don’t Stop Short of Supreme Insight

Geshe Sopa outlines the necessity of insight in this classic teaching.

Dreaming Ourselves into Existence

Joseph Goldstein explores the concept of no-self and guides us through the steps of seeing past who we think we are.

Gradual vs Sudden Awakening: The Samye Debate

Sam van Schaik explores the story of the Samye debate, which, he says, is really about a tension inherent in Mahayana Buddhism.

Six Facts About Kong-ans

Judy Roitman playfully spells out what kong-ans (koans) are, what they aren’t, and how they work.

Training the Buddhist Leaders of Tomorrow

Gina Sharpe and Larry Yang share how the most diverse Buddhist teacher-training program in American history, now underway at Spirit Rock, came to be.

Calling on Jizo

Dojin Sarah Emerson shares how the Jizo Bodhisattva has supported her journey as Soto Zen priest, grief counselor, and mother of a child who has died.



Roshi Joan Halifax / Yes, We Can Have Hope

Ask the Teachers

Q: Are there types of work that are incompatible with Buddhist practice? — Konda Mason, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, and José Shinzan Palma respond.


Meditation, Buddhism, and Science edited by David L. McMahan and Erik Braun; Review by Michael Sheehy

Book Briefs

Reviews by Rory Lindsay

Stillness Flowing: The Life and Teachings of Ajahn Chah, by Ajahn Jayasaro

Once a Peacock, Once an Actress, by Peter Khoroche

Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness, by Rodney Smith

A Meditator’s Life of the Buddha Based on Early Discourses, by Bhikkhu Analayo

Freeing the Heart and Mind: Chögyal Phagpa on the Buddhist Path, by the Sakya Trichen

Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts, edited by Thomas Borchert

Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom: Three Fascicles from Shobogenzo with Commentary, by Kosho Uchiyama


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