Search Site

Book Giveaway

August 23, 2012

Book coverThe Best Buddhist Writing 2012 edited by Melvin McLeod and the editors of the Shambhala Sun

Hot off the press! This is a treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing published in the last year. Includes essays from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Sharon Salzburg, Diane Ackerman, and many more! Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy. Congrats to Bob R.! Thanks for your comments, everyone. Stay tuned for more giveaways.


This post was posted in Shambhala and was tagged with Giveaway

136 Responses to Book Giveaway

  • Mary Anne Flanagan says:

    Thanks for the opprotunity! Always looking for new ways to go got my Growing Edge! Gratefully, Mary Anne

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  • Frank Owen, Jr. says:

    Looks like a truly compelling collection.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  • Deb Asbill says:

    I could so use the thoughts from these writers! A hectic time of change, it's my practice that keeps me steady and I would love to read these thoughts from so many most excellent teachers.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  • Heather Jacobs says:

    Thank you for this opportunity!
    Your generosity is appreciated!
    Thank you,
    Heather

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  • pete anthony martinez says:

    Please, make and release more literature like this.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  • michelle says:

    Looks interesting.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  • Michael Keller says:

    Year after year, so very helpful.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  • Tass says:

    Shambhala publications has been such a stalwart for excellence for so many years. Anything coming from you is good so it must have been tough to put this one together!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  • Jared Green says:

    I love each edition of The Best Buddhist Writing, I'd love to win a copy! Namaste!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  • claudia says:

    I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks so much for organizing the giveaway.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  • Phillip M Zeuner says:

    You always have the best authors and articles. This book looks fantastic!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

  • Maya Wildberger says:

    Thank you for the chance to obtain a copy of this book!I'm always looking for ways to gain insight and be inspired!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  • Alyssa Schimmel says:

    Would love to read this and share with others!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  • David Wimberly says:

    This would be a delight to read and to share. It is so delightful to find writings from a basis of compassion and profundity.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  • Lisa Wilson says:

    How absolutely wonderful of you to offer this! I've read and enjoyed all of the previous years' "Best of Buddhist Writing", and am looking forward to this year's version as well! Through a giveaway or the bookstore, I'm anxious to read the wisdom. Thank you....

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  • Diana Kane says:

    I would love to read this book and learn from the masters.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  • Lucinda Merritt says:

    I want to win!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  • L Johnson says:

    I would like to enter.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  • Steve Maloney says:

    This is a great series!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  • Lucia says:

    I love these series, i find these selections very inspiring and often just what i need right at that moment!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  • Melissa Ward says:

    Thank you for your generous giveaway. It looks like a wonderful collection of essays. Thank you for your fine work and products.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  • Ashley Collins-Porter says:

    I'm in love with my Best Buddhist Writing of 2011! Can't wait to read this year's wisdom!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  • Francesca Cannavale says:

    I have always desired to write more than I do and a good motivator would be good about now.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  • Karin L Burke says:

    Would love and use this. Probably until the pages wore thin.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  • Robert Beshara says:

    I am very passionate about Buddhism especially when it converges with science and art.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  • therese says:

    A must read!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  • Robert Kirkpatrick says:

    Keep up the good work!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  • Linda Hebenstreit says:

    Thank you for making this available! The cover design is sparing in its use of ink showing a sensitivity to the environment that I greatly appreciate.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  • Todd Hebert says:

    I think Buddhism is the only religion/philosophy that could be adopted and integrated with other religions.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  • Nan Hoekstra says:

    Moving again this month and letting so much go -- this book would be great to read at the next home!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  • Detta Moss says:

    I love Shambala Publications and would love to receive a free copy of this book! Thank you for giving me a chance!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  • Maya Wildberger says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to get inpiration and insight through the best of Buddhist writing! If I don't get this through you-- I'll have to pick up a copy myself!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  • Adam says:

    Love all that you guys do! Very interested in this book!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  • Lori says:

    i would love to win this book. thanks ;)

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  • Ken Boorman says:

    I would love to read this book and hopefully progress along my spiritual path through the lessons learned from it.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  • Becky says:

    This looks fantastic! :)

    Many thanks and best wishes.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  • Lilah Holywell says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6bkOXq_FJY

    It sounds better with the music off and there's a funny advert at the end. Hope you like. :-)

    xxx

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  • alyssa says:

    would love to win a copy of this book! it looks amazing!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  • Ji Hyang says:

    may all these skillful means, as diverse as the ways the rain falls, bring us to that one taste-- clear water.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  • Sarah M says:

    With authors like these, this collection of writings fits our world's need for understanding and living the practices of loving kindness. Perspectives on fear and anger, learning how to meditate, and speaking/tweeting no evil all sound like topics we can use in the present.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  • Catherine Kramer says:

    Would love the opportunity to read my favorite teachers in one book!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  • Margo Glass says:

    I would love to win this book for my growing library. Thanks for the opportunity, Shambhala.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  • Jay Carskadden says:

    I like the "Best of" books. Nice to see a Buddhist Writing one...

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  • Alexis says:

    big fan of Pema Chodron

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  • Andrew Logan says:

    Thanks for the contest!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  • Dorje Roland A. Krauss says:

    TASHI DELEK!!!!!!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  • Vanessa Murphy says:

    We educate through our process of opening the heart, sharing as living examples of the goodness of our own natures and the knowing that we are all Buddhas. We all share the Buddha nature inherent in our souls. Our mission is to reveal it and find the capacity to show others through compassion and grace how to tap into their own Buddha nature.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

  • Jason Pence Mcbroom says:

    I've considered Pema Chodron a teacher of mine for several years. She has tought me to smile at fear! My Buddhist practice has come far. I began because I have anxiety disorder and agoraphobia. I was seeking something, anything to help me to help myself.
    I've found that in Buddhism.
    I'm not very familiar with some of the people this book mentions. I'm excited to read it and learn more along my journey in facing this disorder head on while smiling at fear!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!
    - jason

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

  • Loretta says:

    May you abide in peace today and all days.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

  • Heather Campos says:

    Thank you

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

  • Miriam Hall says:

    Bring on only the best! Thank you, Shambhala Sun, for keeping this tradition up.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  • Mary Jo Wheeler says:

    It couldn't get any better than this, even if the book is empty!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

  • Tania Tyler says:

    Just beginning my path into Buddhism... this would be great!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

  • Mary Ann says:

    "Best Buddhist Writing" is a consistently inspiring and illuminating annual anthology.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  • Liisa Lugus says:

    I'd really appreciate winning this book! Thanks for the oppurtunity.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  • Desirée Nielsen says:

    From the notable list of authors I cant tell I would definitely like to read this book! in this way, it recommends itself. My next thought was, - ... and give it as a present to people I know! It would serve equally well for people who are already familiar with Buddhism and friends who are less well prepared.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  • Liz says:

    Always a great collection. Can't wait to see what the 2012 edition holds.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

  • Corey Radman says:

    Pretty please pick me!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  • Jessica Kelly says:

    So excited to either win this or buy it.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  • Stacia Trask says:

    Perhaps this should be deemed "Cool off the Press!" What a lovely cooling, and goodness-infused read this will be--for whoever wins it. I am deeply delighted by the idea of sitting with this at some point (and am sure to enjoy lovingly taking notes on the pages).

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  • Scott Broadbent says:

    I would love to be the recipient of such an inspired collection of writings. It would be a treasure.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  • Anthony Toohey says:

    Very nice - best of luck to all :)

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

  • Rick Sargent says:

    I don't live close to any dharma centers or temples so I depend on books for now to learn. They are my teachers. This looks like it would be a valuable resource for me. I will buy it if I don't win it. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  • rosemary says:

    Always an inspiration...with much gratitude...Namaste

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  • rosemary says:

    Always an inspiration...with much gratitude...Namaste

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  • Shideh says:

    Thank you.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  • Eileen McGarvey says:

    Thank you for providing this give-away. I read and re-read dharma teachings. They are an invaluable learning tool for me.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

  • Wayne Cameron says:

    I absolutely love these books! Thanks for having a giveaway!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  • Aubrie says:

    I didn't even know such a publication existed! How lovely. would love to read this...

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  • Mary Ann Tettemer says:

    All the writers I love to read! I would very much enjoy this anthology & sharing its insights with others.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  • Eric Sailor says:

    I could use this inspiring book

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  • Jill Umbach says:

    So many people want to read this book. I find that inspiring and motivational.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  • Victoria Schmitt says:

    Would enjoy reading this book. Have also been enjoying your FB posts. Thank you for your work.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  • Marie McNally says:

    Looks interesting!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  • seana wagner says:

    I am, therefore I don't need, but would like :)

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  • Marilyn Stephen says:

    May all beings benefit.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  • Monte Rosen says:

    I'll always support the Shambhala Sun for its excellent promotoin of practitioners in every school of thought. Truly a vision of the enlightened society.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  • mary slawsby says:

    Thank you. This looks great!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  • Jorge Ribeiro says:

    All Buddhist writing is the best... What a great idea anyway.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

  • Pete says:

    Have been following this series for years. Love the Dharma that is shared. May all beings be happy, safe, and live with ease.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  • Pete says:

    Have followed this series for years. Love the Dharma that is shared. May all beings be safe, happy, and live with ease.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  • Pam B says:

    Looks like a great edition. Is it available as an eBook?

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  • Jaki says:

    Thank you for this compassionate offer.
    Peace...

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  • colleen gilgenbach says:

    I would love to win this.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  • Polly Luoma says:

    Find your way to bliss!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  • Rehn Kovacic says:

    I read every issue of Shambhala Sun.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  • Kanokwalee Pusitanun says:

    Wow! A Treasure trove of peace and happiness. Can't wait to read it.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

  • Joan Lembo says:

    What a wonderful collection this must be!! Looking forward to reading this since so many of my favorites are represented here!

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  • lucienne says:

    A wonderful treasure.

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 4:15 am

  • Denise Goldie says:

    This book sounds so lovely and inspiring can I please have it

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 6:10 am

  • Linda Wallace says:

    Not attached to winning.

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

  • Dave Harnish says:

    I've never read this particular publication, but would love the chance to own one. Looks great!

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

  • stephanie finley says:

    Always would like a book from Shambhala Sun.

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

  • germaine says:

    I would love this! I have one from 2008 and it is a great way to sample different authors. A smorgasboard of wisdom!!!

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

  • Héctor says:

    I agree. Thanks for the opportunity

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

  • Rebecca says:

    i cant wait to see it!
    its full of people i admire and am inspired by,
    thank you for the chance to win a wonderful gift!

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

  • Linda Thompson says:

    This is a book which I would use and share with others. I leave it to the universe to bless the right person with this gift.

    Posted on August 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  • Stephen Miller says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I've always enjoyed these compilations. Stephen

    Posted on August 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  • Nancy Pace says:

    Most of the writers attracting me today are practicing Buddhist precepts at some level. I love reading individual expressions of Buddha-nature!

    Posted on August 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

  • Marianne Sheedy says:

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Posted on August 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  • Vijaya Kumar says:

    Buddhism is just the way of life, not any religion.,
    as I understand.
    we do need Buddhist uplifting thoughts for
    reflection and better understanding.
    it's a great service to Humanity.

    Peace.to all.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

  • Dina Maugeri says:

    I read too much Dharma. I know this. Sometimes I need to put the books down and just practice. But the books do lead me there so maybe it's wholesome? At least partly? :)

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

  • Brian Robertson says:

    Having spent all of yesterday at the Jade Temple here in Houston in the wonderful company of friends, this would be the perfect addition. Or, in book terms, edition!

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  • birda rose says:

    A must have for any buddhist!

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  • Russ MacKay says:

    This annual collection is always full of wisdom. May whoever receives it pass along its many gifts!

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  • Jason Suplizio says:

    Some of my favorite authors - would love to read this!

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  • Rod Beachler says:

    Like the rings in a tree, these volumes add to our awareness,existance and strengthen us when allowed to grow in reading from them. Many Thanks for this generous offer and Congratulations to the fortunate one who receives this volume.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  • Richard Molloy says:

    Being new to the subject of buddhism I am keen for the chance to further my education on the subject.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  • Kevin Rohrer says:

    This book looks great. I'd love to make use of it.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  • Jonathan Greenlee says:

    Sorry, but his Holiness the Dalai Lama is the only real Buddhist on the displayed authors list for the book. If you want to serve the Buddhist community you need to maintain purity in your publishing. a "Best Buddhist Writing" book should be by Buddhist writers and not Pop Culture writers.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  • Thomas De Mann says:

    The Shambhala Sun and Buddhadarma are staples at my house. I enjoy everything that you put into print. This book sounds like a wonderful addition to your fine works.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

  • Coppage says:

    Book.
    How to write Buddha.
    The words are Not-Buddha, not mind, not things.
    Read it!

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  • Leslie Slauenwhite says:

    I am new to using Buddhist methods to help control panic and depression issues. I have been able to reduce my panic attacks by practicing staying in the moment and breathing. I find that reading Buddhist materials and applying them to my life has also been helpful for my depression. This book would be a blessing for me. Thank you for the chance to receive this gift.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

  • Phillip says:

    Thank you for your generosity.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  • Lynne Carroll says:

    All the light on my path is gratefully appreciAted.
    Love Shamabala Press, I've read a lot of books you've generated, always thought provoking and inspirational.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  • Suzanne Gonslaves says:

    It would be a great introduction
    Blessings

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  • Urgen Sherpa says:

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I would love to read and share it with all.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  • Jean Neal says:

    Thank you for making this available. Can always use direction.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  • Jonathan McKay says:

    This looks like a good book! I looked these up on amazon, I wish they were available for e-books!

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  • Ruth Williams says:

    Look at the cover it's free
    What is contained within
    Is its body

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  • Clifford Henry says:

    This book look's amazing. Having recently discovered my passion for buddhism I'm excited to see an excellent book like this is available. I look forward to reading it.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

  • William Baker says:

    Compilations such as these have helped me understand some very confusing times. with kindness, Bill

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  • Deborah says:

    I would be honored and to share this wonderful "gift" with self and others" ~ pay it forward ~

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm

  • Kathy Downs says:

    I love to read Buddhist writing and look forward to reading this! I hope to do some Buddhist writing myself in the future...

    Posted on August 28, 2012 at 2:14 am

  • Barry Lowden says:

    Having already purchased several books published by Shambala, I have found this to be a good source of material on the spiritual aspects of Budo.

    Posted on August 28, 2012 at 6:05 am

  • sylvie larochelle says:

    This would be a first for me. I would love to have a chance in reading this book !

    Posted on August 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

  • Susan Pilling says:

    Great to see the positive recommendations of this book series above~ and perfect to share with my teen, as we explore the dharma! Thank you for the opportunity and inspiration for a young poet and artist. Will we be able to find this title through inter-library loan? (in case I am discovering the book Giveaway too late for this time around : ) Namaste

    Posted on August 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  • Joshua S Daugherty says:

    Thank you for your kindness

    Posted on August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  • Tom Benner says:

    The book sounds wonderful, and obviously, many would like to see it and benefit from it. Can it be shared online for all to see, perhaps PDF format?

    Posted on August 29, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  • Rick Maitri says:

    I vote that Tania Tyler wins the book. I don't know her, but I pray for her guidance as she enters the path.

    Posted on August 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

  • sue bowers-miller says:

    will donate it to a library, gimmee

    Posted on August 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

  • Carl says:

    I am now craving this book. Presumably I will also cling to it if I obtain a copy... and so continues this cyclical round of suffering.

    Posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  • Jennifer says:

    What a gracious giveaway! Thank you!

    Posted on September 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  • Bob Raines says:

    From Norman Fisher to HH the Dalai Lama, what a collection. Learned and inspiring folks. I'd greatly appreciate a copy. thank you.

    Posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:06 am

  • kang chee chiang says:

    i hope i can get one...
    sadhu X3

    Posted on September 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

  • brando khoo says:

    how nice of you to giveaway a book.

    Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:14 am

Comments