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Lions Roar : July 2011
VOLUME NINETEEN, NUMBER 6 •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. 59 54 Answering the Call to Serve Stuart Lord, president of Naropa University, on the value of contem- plative education. It’s about the deep questions. A Higher Education A survey of colleges and universities offering contemplative alternatives to conventional education. A Bell With a Crack in It It may not ring as clearly, but it can ring as sweetly. Bestselling author Diane Ackerman on her husband’s stroke and the language of healing. Great Expectations We want the sun; we get the rain. But where does the doorway of disappointment lead? Elizabeth Brownrigg on letdowns as a pain- ful yet necessary treasure. 17 21 27 OTHER VOICES Sunny Side Up Sakyong Mipham Creature Comfort Joanna Burger For What It’s Worth Q&A with Raj Patel 77 13 DEPARTMENTS 8 11 Contributors Editorial Letters to the Editor The Mindful Society Reading on the Mind Reviews The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free From Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life, by Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer, and True Belonging: Mindful Practices to Help You Overcome Loneliness, Connect With Others, and Cultivate Happiness, by Jeffrey Brantley and Wendy Millstine. Reviewed by Kelly McGonigal 81 91 86 96 73 Books in Brief Marketplace Network Directory About a Poem Andrew Schelling on M.C. Richards’ “Poem” 5 SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2011 60 Enso painting by Kazuaki Tanahashi ON THE COVER 54 27 67