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

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

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Buddhadharma magazine cover. There is a ceramic figure meditating on the front with the face made out of flowers.

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


Shikantaza Is Not Limited to the Mind

Josh Bartok offers a guided tour of the subtle practice of shikantaza.

Through the Lens of Madhyamaka

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche unpacks the Madhyamaka view of the two truths.

Dismantling the Master’s House

Thanissara presents an honest discussion of internalized racism and how seeing it clearly transforms sanghas.

The Healing Practice of Cultural Humility

Charlene Leung on how we can use contemplative practice to develop our cultural humility and explore our social conditioning.

In Translation: Notes on Dogen’s Being–Time

An in-depth look at Dogen and his understanding of “being–time” by Shinshu Roberts.

May a Deep Resolution Arise

Jack Kornfield shares a brief text on resolutions, the use of inner intentions in meditation, especially intended to be useful for those in long retreats.

Simple Man, Extraordinary Yogi: The Life of Patrul Rinpoche

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shares a glimpse into the life of Patrul Rinpoche, a wandering teacher who became one of the most illustrious masters in the Nyingma school of Vajrayana Buddhism.



Ayya Yeshe / The Fourfold Sangha Still Matters

Ask the Teachers

Q: Does Buddhism say there’s free will? — Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, and Chimyo Atkinson respond.


Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Vol. 1 by the Dalai Lama and Thupten Jinpa; Review by Michel Bitbol

Buddhism beyond Gender: Liberation from Attachment to Identity by Rita Gross; Review by Sara Lewis

Book Briefs

Reviews by Rory Lindsay

Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet, by Geoffrey Barstow

Divine Stories: Divyavadana, by Andy Rotman

Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments, by Gregory Levine

A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rimé Masters of Tibet, edited by Holly Gayley and Joshua Schapiro

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation, by Steven Heine

Therevada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity, edited by Juliane Schober and Steve Collins

The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice, by Meido Moore

Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind (The Trilogy of Rest, Vol. I), translated by Helena Blankleder and Wulstan Fletcher

Lion s Roar Staff

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