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Lions Roar : July 2014
Volume twenty two, number 6 • 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. © 2014 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. The Buddhas of West 17th The art, spirituality, and ideas of the himalayas meet the best of the modern world at new York’s Rubin Museum. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, we showcase art from the collection and dialogues featuring Laurie Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Sharon Salzberg, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and many more. 28 62 71 Prepare now Death can come at any time, so the Buddha warned us to get ready now. Knowing that helped Buddhist teacher Allan Lokos after a terrible airplane crash. Rod Meade Sperry has his story. The Biggest Party Ever As a child, Howard Axelrod dreamed of a festival that everyone in the world attended. now he realizes that it’s been happening all along. This Issue’s Contributors Editorial Just Like That Rod Meade Sperry Books in Brief Andrea Miller’s roundup this issue features books on yoga, parenting, and our connections to animals, plus the new novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick Marketplace Practice, supplies, books, art, travel & more network Directory Find a meditation, yoga, or retreat center near you About a Poem Sarah Messer on nick Flynn’s “hive” Let Your Confidence Shine Through the practice of meditation, says Sakyong Mipham, we discover an unconditional confidence that transforms our lives and benefits others. The heart of a Garden The pond in her garden isn’t like those decorating fancy homes and magazine covers. In time, how e ve r, Karen Maezen Miller discovered the right view of her muddy waters. A Punk Looks at Fifty Crummy cars, a wall of guitars, and a whole bunch of meditation: not exactly the American Dream, but Zen teacher Brad Warner is good with that. other voiCes 13 19 24 departments 8 11 79 82 84 88 Seated Buddha in meditation with right hand in the “touching the earth” mudra; alabaster, Burmese School, Amarapura, Burma / Photo © Luca Tettoni / The Bridgeman Art Library. on the Cover features SHAMBHALA SUN JULy 2014 5