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SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2008 94 OCEAN OF DHARMA The Everyday Wisdom of Chögyam Trungpa Edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian Shambhala Publications, 2008; 384 pp., $15.95 (paper) When he died in 1987, Chögyam Trungpa had been teaching in the West for only twenty years. But during that time an extraordinary number of audio and video recordings of his talks were made, some of which are still being transcribed, edited, and published. There is no one more knowledgeable about Chögyam Trungpa’s oeuvre than his longtime editor and archivist Carolyn Rose Gimian, who selected the short, pithy teachings in this book from both published and unpublished sources. Ocean of Dharma grew out of an e-mail list-serve that Gimian started in 2003, sending out weekly teachings to subscribers. The 365 teachings address a broad range of topics, from the ordinary to the profound—and often both at once. They preserve the timeless voice of a great Buddhist teacher. THE MOON IN THE WATER Reflections on an Aging Parent By Kathy J. Phillips Vanderbilt University Press, 2008; 160 pp., $19.95 (cloth) Through a series of candid, poignant, and sometimes humorous vignettes, Kathy Phillips, an English professor at the University of Hawai’i, recounts the years her father lived with her as she cared for him during his decline and death. Phillips prefaces each mundane scene—a trip by wheelchair-accessible Handi-Van to the doctor’s office, navigating a perplexing maze of tax forms, the panic of a middle-of-the-night ambulance call—with a contem- plation of an artistic representation of Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion. For Phillips, the images are both a spiritual anchor and a means to find perspective on her role as caregiver. Without being maudlin or precious, she conveys both the power and the ordinariness of serving on the front line during life and death. THE BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS ON PROSPERITY At Home, at Work, in the World By Bhikkhu Rahula Wisdom Publications, 2008; 200 pp., $16.95 (paper) Many of the Buddha’s teachings were given exclusively to monks and nuns. But the Buddha also gave specific moral guidance and advice to laypeople—those who wouldn’t necessarily devote their lives to meditation and living in a religious community. In Teachings on Prosperity, the Sri Lankan-born monk Rahula Bas- nagoda, who leads the Houston Buddhist Vihara, has compiled these teachings from original Pali sources. Many instructions (ci- tations are provided in notes to the main text) have to do with practical matters like gaining and retaining wealth, or succeeding as partners and parents. Others provide advice for making sound decisions and guidelines (aka precepts) for harmonious every- day living. Rahula refrains from straying into the Buddha’s meta- physical teachings, but at the same time emphasizes the Buddha’s nontheistic approach: “Self-improvement or self-impairment is one’s own task; someone does not improve another.” ♦ The UNFOLDING NOW A. H. ALMAAS coverphotographybyCoreyKohn A new work by Realizing Your True Nature through the Practice of Presence The keys to self-knowledge and deep contentment are right here before us in this very moment – if we can simply learn to live with open awareness. In The Unfolding Now, A. H. Almaas presents a marvelously effective practice for developing this transformative quality of presence where we learn to live in the relaxed condition of simply “being ourselves.” For more information or to order www. ahalmaas.com BOOK TALKS & EVENTS: 6/15 – Amsterdam 7/18 – Berkeley, CA 9/28 – New York, NY 10/5 – Spirit Rock Center, Woodacre, CA Shambhala Publications, Inc. ISBN:978-1-59030-550-1 www.shambhala.com “A. H. Almaas is one of the foremost spiritual teachers of our time.” – JOAN BORYSENKO, PhD JULY 78-99.indd 94 JULY 78-99.indd 94 4/25/08 12:05:30 PM 4/25/08 12:05:30 PM