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Lions Roar : July 2012
5 SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2012 VOLUME TWENTY, NUMBER 6 • Shambhala Sun (ISSN: 1190-7886, USPS 009-651) is published bimonthly for $29.95 year USA, $39 Canada & $49 (us) International, by Shambhala Sun Foundation, 1790 30th St, Suite 280, Boulder, CO 80301 USA. Periodicals postage paid at Boulder, CO and at additional mailing offices. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Shambhala Sun, PO Box 469095, Escondido, CA 92046-9095. Printed in U.S.A. © 2012 Shambhala Sun Foundation. All rights reserved. Canada Post Publication Mail Agreement #40018157. Canadian Postmaster: Send undeliverable copies to: 1660 Hollis St., Suite 701, Halifax, NS B3J 1V7 Canada. DEPARTMENTS 9 11 Contributors Editorial Suddenly and Without Warning The Mindful Society The Kindest Thing You Can Do Reviews The Emotional Life of Your Brain, by Richard Davidson; A Mindful Nation, by Tim Ryan; Search Inside Yourself, by Chade-Meng Tan. Reviewed by Ed Halliwell Books in Brief Marketplace Practice, supplies, books, art, travel, and more Network Directory Find a meditation, yoga, or retreat center near you A Poem “For Raymond, and for all of the Raymonds, which is to say: for everyone,” by Tanya Davis 73 77 83 86 91 96 ON THE COVER Head of Buddha, ca. 560. China, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577). Limestone, 15.5x10x12 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs Albert Roothbert. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY / Art Resource, NY OTHER VOICES 13 17 21 The Power of Self-Reflection Sakyong Mipham There Is a Field— I’ll Meet You There Laura Munson Politically Aware Q&A with Congressman Tim Ryan Waking Up to Happiness Natalie Goldberg But First the News... Gerry Hadden Signs of Spiritual Progress Pema Chödrön Glimpses of Mahayana The Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa 25 29 64 67