Inside the Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

The Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma — the first in its new journal format — is available now. Preview the magazine contents.

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The Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma — the first in its new journal format — is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample articles below.


The Shifting Landscape of Buddhism in America

Ann Gleig offers a far-reaching look at how Buddhism and the conversations within it are changing in the twenty-first century.

In Translation: “The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa”

Christopher Stagg offers a new translation of The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa by Tsangnyön Heruka.

What If Our Delusions Aren’t a Barrier to Enlightenment?

A teaching on intimacy by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel.

Forum: Understanding Dukkha

Bhikkhu Bodhi, Thubten Chodron, Konin Cardenas, and Mark Unno examine what dukkha is, why it matters, and how we can approach it in our lives. Introduction by Anne Carolyn Klein.

Integrating Yogacara in Your Practice

Guo Gu explores Yogacara and shares how to bring it into your practice.

A Woman of Zen

Melissa Myozen Blacker recounts how she, as a practitioner and a teacher, has navigated a male-dominated tradition.



Melvin McLeod / The Deep River of Dharma

Ask the Teachers

Q: How can practitioners “take on the suffering of the world” or practice “for the sake of all beings” without also inflating their own sense of self-importance? — Rebecca Li, Kakumyo Lowe-Charde, and Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin respond.


Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism by José Ignacio Cabezón; Review by Jeff Wilson

Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination by Reiko Ohnuma; Review by Roger Jackson

Book Briefs

Reviews by Rory Lindsay

Single White Monk, by Shozan Jack Haubner

Entering the Stream to Enlightenment, by Yuki Sirimane

Shantideva’s Guide to Awakening, by Geshe Yeshe Tobden; edited by Fiorella Rizzi

Zen and Material Culture, edited by Pamela D. Winfield and Steven Heine

Birth in Buddhism, by Amy Paris Langenberg

Numinous Awareness is Never Dark, by Robert Buswell

Mindfully Facing Disease and Death, by Bhikkhu Analayo

The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Orgyen Tobgyal; translated by Drubgyud Tenzin Rinpoche and Khenpo Sonam Phuntsok

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