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Lions Roar : January 2014
VOLUME TWENTY TWO, NUMBER 3 • 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. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Shambhala Sun, PO Box 469095, Escondido, CA 92046-9095. Printed in U.S.A. © 2014 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. OTHER VOICES 65 15 Thich Nhat Hanh, photographed by Paul Davis DEPARTMENTS 10 13 Contributors Editorial This Laughing, Hurting, Busy World Andrea Miller Review Grist for the Mill, by Ram Dass with Stephen Levine. Reviewed by Mirabai Bush Books in Brief This issue’s roundup features books on Buddhism, yoga, psychology, and haiku. 71 77 79 84 88 Marketplace Practice, supplies, books, art, travel, & more Network Directory Find a meditation, yoga, or retreat center near you About a Poem Genine Lentine on Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s “The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart” True Listening Sakyong Mipham on listening as a kind of auditory meditation—and an important way to gain wisdom and insight. Dad’s Happiness Why, Ann Nichols wondered, should her widowed father face the rest of his life without the possibility of romance? In Search of the Genuine Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo on cutting through our hidden agendas and bringing a positive and unselfish motivation to all we do. Poem of Silence With just seventeen syllables, the essence of haiku is what isn’t said. Mary Rose O’Reilley on reciting Basho to the Northwestern forest. The Tears I Shed Yesterday Have Become Rain Each of us, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, has the capacity to transform our suffering. Andrea Miller joins him and his students at Blue Cliff Monastery in the Catskills to practice for peace and happiness—for themselves and the world. You Have the Buddha in You In this exclusive interview, Thich Nhat Hanh reveals details about his family, sheds light on a little-known Buddhist master, and explains how—if you have mindful ears and mindful eyes—the Buddha is always teaching. Before He Melts Away His son has been cancer free for six years now, but for James Hanmer the meaning of Frosty the Snowman has changed forever. 50 58 ON THE COVER A lotus blooms at Thich Nhat Hanh’s Blue Cliff Monastery PHOTOBYDARRENWAGNER 19 23 27 3 SHAMBHALA SUN JANUARY 2014