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Lions Roar : September 2008
SHAMBHALA SUN SEPTEMBER 2008 11 Contributors THICH NHAT HANH (“The World We Have,” page 48) is a renowned Zen master and poet, and founder of the Engaged Buddhist movement. An antiwar activ- ist in his native Vietnam, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. The author of more than forty books, Thich Nhat Hanh resides at practice centers in France and the U.S. GABRIEL COHEN (“Of Course I’m Angry,” page 74) is author of Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky: A Buddhist Path Through Divorce, as well as three novels, including The Graving Dock, a mystery with a Buddhist subplot. (Actually, he says, all of his books are mysteries, asking ques- tions like, Why do we behave the way we do? Why is it so hard for us to get along?) Cohen lives in Brooklyn and likes to meditate next to a lake in Prospect Park. DZIGAR KONGTRUL RINPOCHE (“Putting Others in the Cen- ter,” page 29) lives with his wife, Elizabeth, in southern Colorado, where he directs Mangala Shri Bhuti, an organization dedicated to the teachings of the Longchen Nyingthik lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Dzigar Kongtrul’s new book is Light Comes Through, which is excerpted in this issue. DAVID YOUNG (“About a Poem,” page 112) is known for his translations of China’s Tang Dynasty poets. His translation of Du Fu: A Life in Poetry will appear in November from Knopf. David’s other books of translations include Five Tang Poets, The Clouds Float North, and Out on the Autumn River. His own books of poetry include Black Lab, At the White Window, and Night Thoughts and Henry Vaughan. PEMA CHÖDRÖN (“Waking Up to Your World,” page 64) is widely known for her warm and down-to-earth presentation of Buddhism. Born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, Pema raised a family and taught elementary school before becoming ordained as a nun in 1981. Author of many bestselling books, she is senior teacher at Gampo Abbey, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Nova Scotia. ALAN WEISMAN (“Cranes in the DMZ,” page 54) is the author of five books, including The World Without Us, an international bestsell- er translated into more than thirty languages, and Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World. His reports from around the world have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and other publications, as well as on National Public Radio. LIZAMATTHEWSJONATHANGREENCOURTESYOFMANGALASHRIBHUTIRONNSPENCERTAYAKOSHNICKDUCTRUONG “A book that will be on the reading lists for sincere Buddhist students for generations ahead.” JACK KORNFIELD, author of A Path with Heart “A clear and practical guide to dealing with the unhappiness and frustration that come our way in life.” SHARON SALZBERG, author of Lovingkindness AVAILABLE NOW. For a schedule of Phillip Moffitt’s teaching tour visit www.dancingwithlife.org. DANCING WITH LIFE By Phillip Moffitt Preface by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho SEPT 1-17.indd 11 SEPT 1-17.indd 11 7/3/08 1:25:36 PM 7/3/08 1:25:36 PM