The Spring Buddhadharma is on newsstands now, featuring Joan Sutherland on what enlightenment is and isn’t, and how we can experience it in our daily lives, and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche‘s previously unpublished teachings, now public for the first time in The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma.
In “Confessions of a Zen Novelist,” best-selling author Ruth Ozeki finds that Zen and novel writing do not easily go hand in hand when she becomes a priest. And in this issue’s forum, Susan O’Connell, David Whitehorn, and Anna Douglas discuss the challenges of growing old and how Buddhist communities can help their aging members.
Plus: Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel on common misconceptions about Buddhist practice that can derail even the most seasoned practitioners, Bardor Tulku on the selfish motivations that can lie behind our practice, and much more.
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