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The Best Buddhist Writing 2009

  • edited by 
  • Melvin McLeod

SKU# 9781590307342




Shambhala Publications | 10/13/2009
Pages: 320 | Size: 5.50 x 8.50
ISBN: 9781590307342


A treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhism-inspired writing published in the last year.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 includes:

  • An interview with novelist Tom Robbins
  • Guiding principles for a new ecospirituality from Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Jack Kornfield on basic human goodness

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“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.”—

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