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Lions Roar : November 2014
Volume twenty three, 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. © 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. Full engagement if you zone out or slack off, you’re setting yourself up for failure. in our intimate relationships, says Sakyong Mipham, we need to be fully present. Five things to Give away “Slow Cleaning” isn’t just drawn-out housekeeping, says Christian McEwen. it’s a chance to bring attention to what we have and decide what to let go. Silence is Part of the Song Q&a with Meredith Monk other voiceS 13 18 25 FeatureS The Three I’s of Twenty-First- Century Dharma individuality, independence, interdependence— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on three principles that bring dharma into our lives today. 28 34 67 62 71 77 81 84 88 departmentS 11 8 this issue’s Contributors editorial a World of Skillful means, Melvin McLeod You Can’t Fail at Meditation aBC News anchor Dan Harris gets the inside story on mindfulness and compassion from Buddhist teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Mark Epstein. Useless Advice Zen teacher Norman Fischer has some surprising advice for university graduates: the best thing you can do in life is something that serves no purpose. Fail, Rebel, and Remember You’re Going to Die more surprising wisdom for graduates from Steve Jobs, Maya Angelou, Pema Chödrön, Desmond Tutu, and others. Review Minding the Earth, Mending the World: Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis, by Susan murphy. Reviewed by Jessica Morey Books in Brief this issue’s roundup includes books on mindful eating, spirituality for atheists, and the art of awakening as you grow older. marketplace Practice supplies, books, art, travel, & more Find a Center the Shambhala Sun directory of meditation, yoga, and retreat centers about a Poem Sherab Chödzin on the poetry of Kay Ryan SHAMBHALA SUN NoveMBer 2014 5