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Lions Roar : November 2014
is a good example. Born in the twelfth century, she considered herself wedded to a form of Shiva whom she called “the White Jasmine Lord.” She left her unhappy marriage with a mortal man and, as if drunk on divinity, she took to wandering wearing noth- ing but her long hair. “o lord white as jasmine,” she asked, “when do i join you stripped of body’s shame and heart’s modesty?” JAPAn’S WorlD HeritAge SiteS Unique Culture, Unique nature By John Dougill Tuttle 2014; 192 pp., $34.95 (cloth) the photography in Japan’s World Heritage Sites is a visual feast. one of my favorite images shows snow nestled in the curly roof of Japan’s iconic Golden Pavilion, a functioning Zen temple. another favorite image is of the Shingon Buddhist temple, Daigo-ji, in the autumn, with its vermillion shrine and arched bridge the same intense color as the leaves. But this stunning new coffee-table book is more than pictures; it is also a rich source of both cultural tidbits and practicalities. after college, i taught english in Japan and spent my twenty-fourth birthday at Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto’s premier pilgrimage site. But, as i learned from reading this book, while i was there i missed out on a fascinating if eyebrow-raising experience. in the basement at Kiyomizu-dera, there is an unlit hall dedicated to the Bud- dha’s mother. For one hundred yen, you can fumble around in the pitch blackness, which is meant to symbolize the womb. Zen AnD BoDHi’S SnoWY DAY By Gina Bates Brown Wisdom Publications 2014; 24 pp., $15.95 (cloth) impermanence, compassion, and mindfulness are heavy top- ics, yet Zen and Bodhi’s Snowy Day addresses them with a light, playful touch that is appropriate for young children. the main characters are two koala bears: Zen, who wears bunny slippers and stripped pajamas, and Bodhi, who wears orange ear muffs and a polka dot scarf. using rhythm and rhyme, Gina Bates Brown tells the story of these bright-eyed bears and their host of friends—car- dinals, rabbits, deer, and a blue jay. they wake up to a snowy day, make snow angels, taste snowflakes. they feel the cold breeze; they inhale and exhale. these are simple adventures, but it is this sim- plicity that makes the bears so easy for kids to relate to. Sarah Jane Hinder does a delightful job with the book’s vibrant illustrations. tHe grACe in Aging Awaken as You grow older By Kathleen Dowling Singh Wisdom Publications 2014; 240 pp., $17.95 (paper) “Being old is new for us,” quips dharma practitioner and psy- chotherapist Kathleen Dowling Singh. “Nevertheless, it’s a bit disingenuous of us to pretend that we’re not aging.” Like dying, aging is a subject we often resist exploring in any depth, particu- larly as it relates to us personally. yet aging is inevitable, and the energy we expend in avoiding this truth would be better spent experiencing the simple of joy of right now. aging does not automatically result in spiritual maturity, so any transformation we undergo is dependent on our own intention. The Grace in Aging is for those who over the course of their lives have been drawn to spiritual practice and who would like to dedicate their remaining years to going deeper and finding more sanity, kind- ness, and peace. Singh has attempted to present the material as ecumenically as possible, but if you’re far along on a particular path, there may be some phrasing that seems at odds with it. Singh encourages you to “translate” what she says into the view and diction of your own wisdom tradition. tHe reAl PeoPle oF WinD AnD rAin talks, essays, & an interview By andrew Schelling Singing Horse Press 2014; 214 pp., $18.95 (paper) loVe AnD tHe tUrning SeASonS india’s Poetry of Spiritual & erotic longing edited by andrew Schelling Counterpoint 2014; 294 pp., $24 (cloth) a longtime faculty member of Naropa university’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, andrew Schelling is passionate about all facets of language, and The Real People of Wind and Rain reflects this. Schelling’s exploration of storytelling, etymology, poetics, and translation is meandering and makes many surprising connections to ecology and place. Buddhists might particularly enjoy his essay “Zen & the Precepts of Baseball,” which was origi- nally published in the Shambhala Sun. also from Schelling is the new anthology Love and the Turning Seasons, a sampling of spiri- tual and erotic poems spanning 2,500 years and all hailing from the indian subcontinent. indeed, in this context, the mystical and the carnal blur together. mahadeviyakka, one of the featured poets, shambhala sun november 2014 78