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Lions Roar : January 2012
67 58 Chatterbox She was a lover of language, yet as she lay dying she saw its limits. “If you want to feel my presence,” she told her daughter, “just let yourself be really quiet.” It was what Genine Lentine needed to hear. Speak No Evil, Tweet No Evil If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all—but that’s a lot easier said than done. Sarcastic scribe Michael A. Stusser tries right speech for a month. Snakes on the Brain They have a bad rep and invoke an almost primal fear. Jeff Greenwald looks at snakes and the fascinating stories we tell ourselves about them. 52 58 52 VOLUME TWENTY, NUMBER 3 • 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. © 2012 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. Thich Nhat Hanh Photo © Don Farber ON THE COVER 17 21 25 Joined at the Heart Sakyong Mipham The Cool Heroes of Zuccotti Park Robert Thurman Another New Year Natalie Goldberg OTHER VOICES 21 DEPARTMENTS 11 15 Contributors Editorial The Mindful Society Meeting of the Mindful Reviews Good Reads for Little Buddhas Books, selected for the holiday season by Tynette Deveaux Books in Brief Marketplace Network Directory About a Poem Rachel Hadas on Wallace Stevens’ “Prologues to What Is Possible” 73 77 85 83 91 96 7 SHAMBHALA SUN JANUARY 2012