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Lions Roar : July 2006
SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2006 15 www.naropa.edu/studyabroad Study Abroad at Naropa University offers academic programs overseas—Tibetan Buddhism in Sikkim, India; and Creative Writing in Prague, Czech Republic. outward inward Boulder, Colorado 303-546-3594 Naropa’s international programs join contemplative practice and 21st century global citizenship. Studying and living overseas with Naropa fosters intercultural competence, critical thinking and the ground for compassionate engagement with the world. vegetarianism the middle way between meat eating and not eating at all? Interesting too is the discussion of the fluidity of Buddhist views concerning meat eating, and the suggestion that one might adopt a “one-taste” approach to meat eating. Though the abandonment of distinctions is again lauded in such a context, nothing is said about eating hu- mans. Humans are, however, meat all the way through. Can we adopt a one-taste ap- proach to cannibalism? Shouldn’t we, if we are abandoning distinctions, or discrimi- nations, between good food and bad food? Andrew Fenton Calgary, Alberta “The Accidental Vegetarian” mirrored many of my thoughts about whether Bud- dhists should be vegetarians. However, Noa Jones didn’t mention that according to the Vinaya, monks can eat meat placed in their begging bowl as long as it was not killed especially for them. In the modern West, of course, it’s hard to know what the motivation was behind the killing of a given animal. Certainly the packaged meat we find at the grocery store does not come from animals that are just found dead, like the meat that often ends up in the monks’ begging bowls. The central point is the idea of nonat- tachment: We should not be attached to eating meat or not eating meat. Becoming a vegetarian is a difficult decision for any Buddhist, but one thing is certain, nonat- tachment can always be a guide. Brooke Schedneck Allston, Massachusetts BUDDHIST TEACHINGS ISSUE Thank you for publishing “The Two Truths” by Ponlop Rinpoche (May 2006). I have been reading Buddhist texts on this subject for the last six years, and never could grasp the concept. These six paragraphs cleared it up perfectly—or, should I say, absolutely. Joey King La Vergne, Tennessee Norman Fischer’s “Beautiful Snowflakes” (May 2006) was the most lucid, well-writ- ten, and entrancing article on the concept of emptiness I’ve ever read. Although I appreciate that clarity is a passing thing, it’s nice to have it, even for moments. And for it to come in such a soothing rhythm made the whole experience exquisite! Thandiwe New Rochelle, New York BEAUTIFUL KUAN YIN The May issue just arrived and I was bowled over by the cover. I live in Kansas City and the Nelson-Atkins Museum’s Asian art is some of the best in the world. That Kuan Yin on the cover has been my friend since childhood—I am now 54. Seeing the Kuan Yin on the cover and the additional art inside was a joy. I am so glad your subscribers can see this magnificent statue in all its wonder. Thank you. David Oliver Kansas City, Missouri ♦