The Best Buddhist Writing 2009

The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 (Paperback)

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Here’s the latest offering in the series Publishers Weekly called “a great window into the world of a small and articulate community shaping American spiritual practice.” Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 offers an entertaining mix of writing styles on a wide range of issues from a Buddhist point of view. Included are pieces by the Dalai Lama, Natalie Goldberg, Ruth L. Ozeki, Norman Fischer, John Tarrant, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Jack Kornfield, Susan Piver, Liza Dalby, Alan Weisman, Pema Chödrön, the Seventeenth Karmapa, Gabriel Cohen, Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche, Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward, John Welwood, Tom Robbins, John Daido Loori, Gehlek Rinpoche, Joan Sutherland, and Rabbi Rami Shapiro.

Praise for The Best Buddhist Writing 2009…

“A compendium of gentle wisdom.”—

"The most illuminating of these [essays] include Phillip Moffitt's lucid explanation of mindfulness and Martine Batchelor's and Joan Sutherland's contributions on koans. The series' greatest aspect, however, is ready access to engaging personal accounts by lesser-known authors; standouts include Calvin Malone's "Razor-Wire Dharma," Rabbi Rami Shapiro's "Where Is God When Stick Hit Floor?" and Pico Iyer's look at the Dalai Lama's life as a simple monk. Verdict: A good bet for those seeking a quick survey of contemporary Buddhist thought and especially for readers who benefit from shared personal struggles."—

“A thought-provoking collection of the most notable, enjoyable and insightful Buddhism-inspired literature published in the past year.  This volume is a most wonderful contribution to Buddhism and its contemporary facets while retaining the roots and essence. Mr. McLeod and his team are to be congratulated on being true to the spirit of Dharma.”—The Middle Way

“Check this one out, it’s a keeper.”—

Product Details ISBN-10: 1590307348
ISBN-13: 9781590307342
Published: Shambhala, 10/13/2009
Pages: 336
Language: English