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    WHAT SHOULD I READ? Marital Arts: A Review of The Tale of the Incomparable Prince Tulku ThondupEdited by Harold TalbottShambhala Publications: Boston, 1996.383 pp., $35 (cloth).John Giorno More »
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    BURTON WATSON, an occasional professor at Columbia University and a regular resident of Japan, is a prolific and masterful translator of Chinese and Japanese. His earliest works appeared in the sixties and were translations of Chinese classics, ranging from the Records of the Grand Historian of China (Columbia University Press, 1961) to The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu (Columbia University Press: 1968). But in addition to translations of histories, prose, and Taoist texts, there are at least half a dozen publications of Watson's translations of Chinese and Japanese poetry, all of which remain in print. More »
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    BUDDHISM, SEXUALITY, AND GENDER Edited by Jose Ignacio Cabezon. State University of New York Press: Albany, 1992. 241 pp. $16.95 (paperback). SERINITY YOUNG JOSE IGNACIO CABEZON has brought together an intriguing collection of essays on gender and sexuality in Buddhism by first-rate scholars. As most of them point out, the bottom line in Buddhism is that ultimately gender does not ma tter. Yet Buddhist history, culture, texts, and symbols, to name a few of the topics�More »
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    Mindfulness Yoga:The Awakened Union of Breath, Body and MindFrank Jude BoccioBoston: Wisdom Publications, 2004341 pp.; illustrated; $19.95 (paper) Yoga Body, Buddha MindCyndi LeeNew York: Riverhead Books, August 2004320 pp.; illustrated; $15.00 (paper) The Tibetan Book of Yoga: AncientBuddhist Teachings on the Philosophyand Practice of YogaMichael RoachNew York: Doubleday, 2004114 pp.; illustrated; $15.95 (cloth) Sneaking Hatha Yoga into a Buddhist practice used to be a guilty pleasure, like nibbling a secret stash of chocolate during a meditation retreat. In recent years, however, that attitude has begun to melt away, as these two practices—long separated by geography and sectarianism—cross-pollinate in the Western spiritual landscape. More »
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    How to say goodbye to the world with peace? How accept everything around us, including the fact that “us” itself is something of an illusion, and certainly about to be no longer? How take leave of things with light?...More »
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    View the print version of this article in PDF format Journey for Peace: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Photographed by Manuel Bauerwith text by Matthieu Ricard and Christian SchmidtZurich: Scalo Press, 2005291 pp.; $49.95 (cloth) More »