The Best Buddhist Writing 2012

Edited by Melvin McLeod

Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834828056

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

The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 includes:

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on cultivating a universal ethic of kindness
  • Sharon Salzberg on getting your meditation practice started
  • Pema Chödrön on how to smile at fear
  • The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi on analyzing global problems through the lens of traditional Buddhist teachings
  • Bruce Rich on the enlightened model of government of the Buddhist monarch King Ashoka
  • Thich Nhat Hanh on fidelity in loving relationships
  • Michael A. Stusser’s determined—and hilarious—effort to speak—and tweet—no evil
  • Norman Fischer on a new and more open understanding of language
  • Barry Boyce’s fascinating survey of the life and teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
  • Michael Stone and David Loy on the basic questions raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement
  • Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s explanation of the meditation practice of kusulu, the pinnacle of simplicity and relaxation
  • Nancy Baker on the powerful and useful energy behind anger
  • Diane Ackerman on living with her beloved husband’s Alzheimer’s disease
  • Yangzom Brauen’s moving account of her grandmother and mother’s escape from Tibet following the Chinese invasion
  • And much more