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Inside the January 2013 Shambhala Sun magazine

Featuring Thich Nhat Hanh in "the country of the present moment"; next-gen Buddhists on their struggles and successes; tough talk from about Buddhism from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche; Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's dharma art teachings and more.

this issue's editorial:

Enlighten Us

"Our task," writes Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod, "is the development of genuine dharma in the modern world, and the seeds we plant now are vitally important."




feature section: thich nhat hanh at plum village

In the Country of the Present Moment

Andrea Miller visits Plum Village in France to explore how Thich Nhat Hanh's community is practicing the five mindfulness trainings. Could these be the basis of a better, kinder world?


Creating an Enlightened Society

Now more than ever, says Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, we need a new global ethic of compassion, understanding, and peace. Buddhism can help.


You Don't Need to Be Buddhist

Thich Nhat Hanh tells Andrea Miller that anyone can use the five mindfulness trainings.



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Thich Nhat Hanh: His best from the Shambhala Sun



more features

Not for Happiness

If it feels too good, it's probably not Buddhism. According to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, real-deal dharma involves painful honesty, uncomfortable change, and serious transformation.


Unconditional Beauty 

Painting, calligraphy, photography and flower arranging—all in the service of a creative, genuine life. Honoring the 25th anniversary of his death, we present the dharma art teachings and artworks of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

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The Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

No Gap: Writings from the Under 35 Project

Reflections from Ben Hutchison, Subha Srinivasan, Stacy Chivers, Susan Yao, Jenna Hollenstein, Brian Otto Kimmel and more young and gifted Buddhist practitioners.




other voices


We Need to Be Warriors 

The world needs people who are wholeheartedly engaged with life, says Sakyong Mipham. That takes bravery.


RELATED SHAMBHALA SUN SPOTLIGHT
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Sakyong Mipham: His best from the Shambhala Sun


Please Come Back

That was Melody Ermachild Chavis' prayer, until she finally accepted that her father would never return. But had he been there for her all along?


With Mindfulness You're Less Likely to Kill the Person Holding Up the Line

A Q&A with Seth Greenland, author of The Angry Buddhist, a novel that offers a steamy mix of murder, manga kitten tattoos, and a fierce congressional election.

Dancing in Foam & Other Adventures

They say that wherever you go, there you are. But as Anne Cushman discovers in Spain, it's also true that travel gives you a fresh take on yourself.




departments

Love and Emptiness

Norman Fischer reviews The Heart Attack Sutra: A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra, by Karl Brunnhölzl, and Thunderous Silence: A Practical Guide to the Heart Sutra, by Dosung Yoo.


Books in Brief

Andrea Miller reviews new books by Mary Paterson, Stephen Cope, Thubten Chodron, and more.



About a Poem: Red Pine on Ch'eng Hao's "Casual Poem on a Spring Day"

Plus: The Mindful Society: Dispatches from the Mindful Revolution, from the editors of MINDFUL.



Shambhala Sun
, January 2013, Volume Twenty One, Number 3.

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ON THE COVER: Thich Nhat Hanh. Photo by Neeraj Paul. Source: The Times of India Group © BCCL


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