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Lions Roar : November 2013
BY ANDREA MILLER Books in Brief TRAINING THE WISDOM BODY Buddhist Yogic Exercises By Rose Taylor Goldfield Shambhala Publications 2013; 186 pp., $16.95 (paper) Lujong, which means “body training” in Tibetan, is one of many systems of physical practice in Vajrayana Buddhism. In Training the Wisdom Body, Rose Taylor Goldfield teaches us the form of lujong she learned from her teacher, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, enhanced by her own studies of martial arts, sacred dance, and Indian, Chinese, and Japanese yogic forms. The book begins by exploring the foundational view of Buddhist yoga, including an excellent explanation of the subtle body. Then it explores seated meditation, which Goldfield reminds us is not just a practice for the mind. The body is important, too—the exact curve of the spine, the position of the head, chin, soft pal- ate, and hands. Next the book covers ways in which we can extend our practice beyond the physical body, such as the use of sound. Finally Goldfield presents the lujong exercises. Her instructions are clear, but the accompanying photos are helpful for verifying that you’re on the right track. BEYOND THE ROBE Science for Monks and All It Reveals about Tibetan Monks and Nuns By Bobby Sager powerHouse Books 2013; 312 pp., $60 (cloth) FACE TO FACE Portraits of the Human Spirit By Alison Wright Schiffer Publishing 2013; 208 pp., $75 (cloth) In May 2000, entrepreneur Bobby Sager met with the Dalai Lama in an L.A. hotel room—the Dalai Lama sitting next to the mini- bar. Sager explained that he wanted to work on a project with His Holiness and that he was open to virtually any idea. To Sager’s surprise, the Dalai Lama knew immediately what he wanted to propose: a program teaching Western science in the monasteries. Beyond the Robe explores the development of Science for Monks, which has introduced science to more than 200 monastics. The book’s stunning photos are by Bobby Sager and the essays are by a variety of contributors, including Matthieu Ricard. Another new and notable coffee-table book is Face to Face by Alison Wright, a contributor to the Shambhala Sun. It is a col- lection of evocative portraits that Wright has taken around the world, from Cuba and Mexico to Tibet and Japan. In the intro- duction she writes, “I have learned during my years of global travel... that no matter how unique we may look in appearance, from the exotic to the mundane, we basically have the same uni- versal desires and concerns.” SMALL BITES Mindfulness for Everyday Use By Annabelle Zinser Parallax Press 2013; 170 pp., $14.95 (paper) Small Bites is a collection of thirty-two meditations grounded in Annabelle Zinser’s many years of study with Vipassana teacher Ruth Denison and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. The first chapter gives instructions for basic sitting meditation. Then Zinser offers meditations for a wide range of situations, including recognizing our ancestors, opening up to physical pain, dealing with sexual feelings, and enjoying a cup of tea. Readers are invited to practice the meditations alone or with a group, and there’s no need to work through them chronologically. Small Bites is designed to be nibbled; simply dip into it and find the meditation that suits this very moment. Zinser is one of Germany’s most prominent Zen teachers, and in 2007 she was the recipient of the United Nations’ Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award. SHAMBHALA SUN NOVEMBER 2013 77