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Lions Roar : May 2011
Volume NINeteeN, Number 5 •Shambhala Sun (ISSN: 1190-7886, USPS 009-651) is published bimonthly for $29.95 year USa, $39 Canada & $46 (us) International, by Shambhala Sun Foundation, 1426 Pearl Street, Suite 420, Boulder, CO 80302-5340 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. © 2011 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. 69 62 In the Pure Land of the Present Moment The land of joy and happiness is right here, right now. A discourse by Thich Nhat Hanh, as told by his disciple Sister Dang Nghiem. Escape Characters taken over by desire and making bad choices is the appeal of noir fiction because we all struggle with our desires, says Brian Haycock. A hardboiled story with a Buddhist twist, and the author’s thoughts on the bright side of writing noir. The Dalai Lama Photographed by Clive Arrowsmith. © www.clivearrowsmith.com oN tHe cover 17 21 27 otHer voices Just Leap! Sakyong mipham You Don’t See Me Polly young-Eisendrath Have You Tried Meditation? Edward Espe Brown 79 13 departMeNts 8 11 Contributors Editorial Letters to the Editor The Mindful Society Barry Boyce Review Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon, by Kathryn Lofton. Reviewed by Evelyn White 83 91 86 96 75 Books in Brief Marketplace Network Directory About a Poem Jill Schneiderman on Donald Rothberg’s “Tomato” 5 sHaMBHaLa suN May 2011 69 27