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

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

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Buddhadharma magazine cover for Summer 2018. Illustration of lots of people climbing up a large Buddha statue.

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.

Breaking the Silence on Sexual Misconduct

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

Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research by Bhikkhu Analayo; Review by Guy Armstrong

Book Briefs

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


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