In the next Shambhala Sun: “The Real Problem with Distraction,” and much more

May 14 Shambhala SunOur May magazine is at the printer now and will be on its way to subscribers soon. Here’s a look at what’s inside:

Special Section: The Real Problem with DistractionJudy Lief, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, and John Tarrant offer Buddhism’s deeper take on a modern obsession;

George Saunders on Kindness — in this interview with the Sun‘s Melvin McLeod, the famed writer talks about a little girl named Ellen, a failure of kindness, and a convocation speech that went viral;

The Way of Freerunning — Freerunning, or parkour, isn’t merely a daredevil’s game. It’s a way of being. Vincent Thibault on how running, jumping, and climbing can beautify our cities—and our lives. Includes a spectacular photo essay by Andy Day.

Plus: Sakyong Mipham on why believing in basic goodness is our hope for the future; Andrea Miller on America’s Next Top Model winner (and Buddhist) Naima Mora; Twin Peak‘s Dale Cooper is recalled as a “dharma friend” as the series returns to the public consciousness; plus book reviews, About a Poem, and lots more. Look for the May magazine on newsstands in the first week of April. (If you’re not a Shambhala Sun subscriber and would like to be, that’s easy to fix — just click the “Subscribe & Save Half” link found in the top right corner of every page of our website.)

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