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Lions Roar : September 2014
Volume tWenty-three, number 1 • 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. departments other voiCes 75 8 11 This Issue’s Contributors Editorial All the Rage, by Andrea Miller Books in Brief This issue’s roundup features books by Tom Robbins, Peter Matthiessen, Nyanaponika Thera, and more. Marketplace Practice, supplies, books, art, travel, & more Network Directory Find a meditation, yoga, or retreat center near you About a Poem Willis Barnstone on “Our White House,” by Charles Baudelaire 84 88 82 13 26 Obstacles on the Path In meditation, you can’t just pretend obstacles aren’t there, says Sakyong Mipham. You have to relate to them. Buddhism’s Evil Face A religion known for nonviolence is being used to fuel a genocidal campaign against the Muslims of Burma. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield urges us to join the call for peace. Nothing Special No one wants to be just another person in a world of seven billion people. Geri Larkin on what hap- pened when she embraced being ordinary. 18 Yanluo, King of Hell, China, 1523 CE. Royal Ontario Museum Gallery of Chinese Architecture. PHOTO BY RAjESHWAR CHAHAl on the Cover Features There Is a Path that Frees Us from Suffering Insight Meditation teacher Gina Sharpe is working to create a truly inclusive sangha. The place to start, she says, is facing the truth that even Buddhist com- munities aren’t free from the suffering caused by racism. Andrea Miller reports. Is Nothing Something? Children’s questions reveal that they, like adults, are grappling with the human condition. We’ll all benefit from Thich Nhat Hanh’s answers to their questions. 30 36 58 A Refuge from Addiction Taking refuge in the Buddha means taking refuge from our suffering. Noah Levine offers Bud- dhist principles and practices to help people free themselves from the suffering of substance abuse. On Track with Paul Newman Paul Newman was one of the world’s biggest stars. But according to former employee Michael Stone, he was also someone who could sit still and watch the rain fall. 67 SHAMBHALA SUN SepteMBer 2014 5