Spiritual practice demands openness, honesty, and
self-awareness -- precisely the qualities of outstanding first-person writing. Here you'll find some of the finest original personal stories from the Shambhala
Sun's 30 years. These stories and more are collected in March 2009 issue; just click on a title to read further. (To preview the entire issue, click here.)
“In my virginal, pre-ass-chew
state,” writes Barry Boyce, “I was thick-headedly oblivious to the danger, my
mind racing past that minor detail. Now, like a guard dog’s bite, the ass-chew
snaps me out of it and back to sensibility.”
A season devoted to the koans of
the ancient Chinese Masters gave Natalie Goldberg a taste for the
stripped-down, naked truth of things. As she searched Minnesota for an elusive rhinoceros, a
simple truth revealed itself: I’m broken and I’m free.
For more of the Shambhala Sun's "30 Great Years" special anniversary features, click here.