The Winter 2018 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample articles below.
Gesshin Greenwood offers an alternative to the “male fantasy” of striving for enlightenment.
Randy Rosenthal examines in-depth the historical and cultural origins of the current violence by Buddhists in Myanmar.
Forum: Is the Guru Model Broken?
Pema Khandro Rinpoche, Lobsang Rapgay, Lama Rod Owens, and Lama Rigzin Drolma (Anne C. Klein) discuss the guru model in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and offer insights into how the teacher-student model may or may not be workable going forward.
Going Beyond Mind’s Fabrications
Thanissaro Bhikkhu unpacks the Buddha’s view of what the world really is, how we construct it, and what is real.
Visualizing a Pure and Perfect World
Heidi Köppl looks at how Vajrayana visualization practice, when applied correctly, helps us to acknowledge the emptiness of the present moment.
Scott Mitchell offers us a glimpse of the ever-evolving world of Pure Land practice in North America.
What’s It Like to Be Me Right Now?
John Tarrant invites us into the true depth of this moment.
Funie Hsu / Let’s Continue Aaron’s Work
Q: Are we supposed to stop or transcend thinking altogether, or to find another, more enlightened way to think? — Keiryu Liên Shutt, Ven. Ayya Suddhama, and Doyeon Park respond.
If You Meet The Buddha On The Road: Buddhism, Politics, and Violence by Michael Jerryson; Review by Matthew Gindin
The Magical Play of Illusion: The Autobiography of Trijang Rinpoche by Trijang Rinpoche; translated by Sharpa Tulku Tenzin Trinley; Review by Roger Jackson
Reviews by Rory Lindsay
Crushing the Categories, by Nagarjuna, translated by Jan Westerhoff
The Mountains and Waters Sutra, by Shohaku Okumura
Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism, by Ruth Gamble
Zen Teachings in Challenging Times, by Patricia Dai-En Bennage, edited by Eido Frances Carney, contributions from 25 leading American teachers of Soto Zen Buddhism
In the Cool Shade of Compassion, by Kamala Tiyanavich
Spontaneous Creativity, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Zen Master Yunmen, by Urs App