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Lions Roar : November 2013
VOLUME TWENTY TWO, NUMBER 2 •Shambhala Sun (ISSN: 1190-7886, USPS 009-651) is published bimonthly for $29.95 year USA, $39 Canada & $49 (us) International, by Shambhala Sun Foundation, 1790 30th St, Suite 280, Boulder, CO 80301 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. © 2013 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. Buddhism for the Spiritual But Not Religious 50 42 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path The number one reason is: “No God.” Number ten is: “It Works.” Melvin McLeod on what Buddhist can offer your spiritual path. How It Helps Me Six non-Buddhists on how Buddhism has benefited their lives. CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER Kim Stanley Robinson THE CURTAIN LIFTED Donna M. Johnson DOCTORS OF THE MIND Pico Iyer ONE ORDINARY DAY Christian McEwen IT’S A PUPPY! Seth Greenland FIFTH GRADERS AFTER LUNCH Jessica Little Is Buddhism Even a Religion? There’s no easy answer. Charles Prebish (yes), Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (no), and Joan Sutherland (kind of ) join the debate. 54 special section DEPARTMENTS 77 8 11 Contributors Editorial Welcome to the Big Tent Rod Meade Sperry Review How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, by Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Reviewed by Toni Bernhard Books in Brief New books by Norman Fischer, Ira Sukrungruang, Lodro Rinzler, and more. 73 84 88 80 Marketplace Practice, supplies, books, art, travel, & more Network Directory Find a meditation, yoga, or retreat center near you About a Poem Christopher Martin on Byron Herbert Reece’s “Mountain Fiddler” SHAMBHALA SUN NOVEMBER 2013 3