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Lions Roar : November 2008
5 SHAMBHALA SUN NOVEMBER 2008 Two Lovers in an Interior © Christie’s Images/CORBIS ON THE COVER VOLUME SEVENTEEN, NUMBER 2 Shambhala Sun (ISSN: 1190-7886, USPS 009-651) is published bimonthly for $29.95 year US, $39CDN Canada & $46US International, by Shambhala Sun Foundation, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302-4886 USA. Periodicals postage paid at Boulder, CO and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Shambhala Sun, PO Box 3377, Champlain, NY 12919-9871. Printed in U.S.A . © 2008 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. 103 99 106 DEPARTMENTS 13 11 15 Contributors Editorial Letters to the Editor Reviews Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s Prisoner of Conscience, by Justin Wintle, and Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World, by Robert Thurman. Reviewed by Alan Senauke Books in Brief From the Worst Horse’s Mouth Marketplace Network Directory 115 OTHER STORIES 19 25 29 120 33 The Meaning of Barack Obama Charles R. Johnson Don’t I Know You? Sharon Salzberg Dream Catcher Q&A with Louise Erdrich Through the Looking Glass Anne Donovan Sitting with Difficulty Scott Darnell About a Poem Andrei Codrescu on “The Ouroboros,” by Dave Brinks 37 93 PHOTOS BY GREG EDWARDS AND VITALI POZDNIAKOV; ILLUSTRATION BY ALAN GORDON 48 19 NOV 1-17.indd 5 NOV 1-17.indd 5 9/1/08 12:16:53 PM 9/1/08 12:16:53 PM