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    Salvation and Liberation Paid Member

    “LOVE THE PITCHER less and the water more.” This is how the Sufi poet Rumi fashioned the key to a global spirituality - not a new religion, but a growing recognition that the religions we have are multiform containers of a single, precious planetary resource, idioms of a universal spiritual grammar. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful heeding of Rumi’s counsel than Thich Nhat Hanh’s Living Buddha, Living Christ, a reading of Buddhism and Christianity (and, by implication, other faiths) as vast cultural-symbolic contexts for enabling human ethical maturity. More »
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    Thank You and OK! An American Zen Failure in Japan David Chadwick Penguin/ Arkana: New York, 1994. 454 pp., $11.95 (paper). JEFF ZALESKI One of the biggest challenges facing American Buddhism is the unease many feel toward its Asian cultural trappings. It's the rare Nebraska farmer, for instance, who's going to feel comfortable encountering Tibetan chants in a brightly colored temple festooned with thankas. This clash of cultures escalates when Americans schooled in the ideals… More »
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    Thank You and OK! An American Zen Failure in Japan David Chadwick Penguin/ Arkana: New York, 1994. 454 pp., $11.95 (paper). JEFF ZALESKI One of the biggest challenges facing American Buddhism is the unease many feel toward its Asian cultural trappings. It's the rare Nebraska farmer, for instance, who's going to feel comfortable encountering Tibetan chants in a brightly colored temple festooned with thankas. This clash of cultures escalates when Americans schooled in the ideals� More »
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    DRAGON THUNDER: MY LIFE WITH CHöGYAM TRUNGPA More »
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    THE BUDDHA AND THE TERRORIST SATISH KUMAR Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2006 144 pp.; $12.95 (cloth) THE STORY OF the Buddha's encounter with Angulimala, a criminal so vicious he wore a necklace of human fingers, will be familiar to many Buddhists. It is a popular parable and has been adapted and retold many times; it is incorporated into Thich Nhat Hanh's Old Path White Clouds as well as Osama Tezuka's epic Buddha comic. And while even those completely unfamiliar with the tale may guess the ending (if Angulimala had proven incorrigible, all those Buddha statues today would be missing a few fingers), it remains a powerful statement of the power of nonviolence and compassion. More »
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    THE WISDOM OF IMPERFECTION by Rob Preece; THE STORY OF TIBET by Thomas Laird; ZEN PIONEER: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF RUTH FULLER SASAKI by Isabel Stirling; A CASCADING WATERFALL OF NECTAR by Thinley Norbu THE WISDOM OF IMPERFECTION: THE CHALLENGE OF INDIVIDUATION IN BUDDHIST LIFE ROB PREECE Snow Lion Publications, 2006 335 pp.; $16.95 (paper) More »