The Summer 2018 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample articles below.
From Effort to Effortlessness: The Six Gates of Breath Meditation
Jiryu Rutschman-Byler guides us, step by step, through the subtle intricacies and rewards of breath practice in meditation.
Lama Willa Miller offers both her painful firsthand account of sexual misconduct by a guru and profound insight for fellow survivors and communities.
Forum: Unseen Realized Beings
Lama Tsultrim Allione, Rob Preece, and Acharya Gaylon Ferguson discuss what nonmaterial realized beings are, where they exist, and how we can cultivate a relationship with them. Introduction by Lama Rod Owens.
In Defense of Ritual
Richard Payne takes a serious look at the role of ritual in Buddhist practice (and the reasons why Westerners might feel resistant to it).
Alone in the Vastness of Existence
Dainin Katagiri Roshi explores the truth of emptiness.
Justin von Bujdoss / Lineage Is About More Than Preservation
Ask the Teachers
Q: Do realized beings experience grief and sadness? — Chagdud Khadro, Ofosu Jones-Quartey, and Myozen Joan Amaral respond.
Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s Mo-ho chih-kuan by Paul L. Swanson; Review by Jacqueline Stone
Reviews by Rory Lindsay
Training in Tenderness, by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Hyecho’s Journey, by Donald S. Lopez Jr.
The Letters of Chan Master Dahui Pujue, by Jeffrey L. Broughton and Elise Yoko Watanabe
Buddhism and Medicine, by Pierce Salguero
The Truth of This Life, by Katherine Thanas
Wisdom Rising, by Lama Tsultrim Allione
Not One Single Thing, by Shodo Harada Roshi