The Best Buddhist Writing 2004 is a thoughtful, inspiring, and often humorous collection of writings from a Buddhist perspective. Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun , North America's leading Buddhist-inspired magazine, The Best Buddhist Writing 2004 features selections from the Dalai Lama; Thich Nhat Hanh; Pema Chödrön; Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones; novelist and journalist Pico Iyer; Huston Smith, America's most respected writer on comparative religion; MacArthur Award winner Charles Johnson; Random House editor-in-chief Dan Meneker; and many others.
This collection offers an entertaining mix of writing styles and re?ects on a wide range of issues from a Buddhist point of view: thoughtful meditations on nature and the environment, the edgy experiences of hip twenty-somethings, wise reflections on illness and end-of-life issues, light-hearted looks at the spiritual life, and deep insights into the truths of Buddhist philosophy and practice.
The collection includes:
- The Dalai Lama on how to find satisfaction in your job
- Barbara Gates on love, home, and spirit
- Phillip Moffitt on the difference between goals and intentions
- Is it hip to be enlightened? Noah Levine and Brad Warner on bohemian Buddhism
- Thich Nhat Hanh's techniques for creating peace
- Sakyong Mipham on making your mind into an ally
- It's your karma, man: Dan Meneker's humorous look at fashionable Buddhist terms