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Lions Roar : May 2009
shaMBhaLa sun M ay 2009 9 lily Koppel (“Between the Lines of The Red Leather Diary,” page 50) is the author of The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal. A graduate of Barnard, she studied with Robert Thurman at Columbia. She began her career reporting on celebrities for The New York Times and now covers disappearing vestiges of old New York. She lives in Man- hattan with her boyfriend, who writes about crime. ricK bass (“The Turtle,” page 33) is the author of twenty-four books of fiction and nonfiction, including a forthcoming memoir, The Wild Marsh, and a previous memoir, Why I Came West, which has been nominated for a 2008 Na- tional Book Critics Circle Award. Additionally, he is the editor of the anthology The Roadless Yaak. As a child in Texas, Bass was an inveterate collector of turtles and he wished he could see a painted turtle. It pleases him that his children got to see one. missy chimoVitz (illustrations for “Wisdom in the Next Seat,” page 29) never met a creative medium she didn’t like. When she isn’t illustrating, animating, or letterpress printing, she is the senior designer and creative director at Antigravity Studios, a Brooklyn-based design firm she co-founded with her husband in 2001. Clients include: The Clinton Global Initiative, PBS.org, The Scholar Rescue Fund, and Greyston Foundation. Chimovitz divides her time between Mexico, Brooklyn, and Hal- ifax, Nova Scotia. DaViD hinton (“About a Poem,” page 104) has translated the seminal Taoist classics Tao Te Ching and Chuang Tzu: The Inner Chapters. His many translations of classical Chinese poetry em- phasize its Taoist and Chan Buddhist foundations. The ecological dimension of Chinese poetry was central to his recent anthology, Mountain Home: The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China. Hinton’s newest book is Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology. A zen student since 1976, susan moon (“If She Can Bear the Longing,” page 73) is the author of the apocryphal Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi and is the editor of the anthology Not Turn- ing Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism. For many years she was also the editor of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s jour- nal, Turning Wheel. Moon teaches both Buddhism and writing workshops in a variety of Buddhist venues, and she is working on a book of personal essays about aging. She is the mother of two grown sons. Contributors MARKSELIGERALDENKARRANELEISAGLADDING-HINTON C T E J L $21.95 hardcover The T of S P of L and the Shambhala Publications Save 20% at www.shambhala.com “T presents the Four Noble Tr uths of Buddhism in a way that is completely fresh and original while at the same time never losing contact with traditional sources. I was extremely fortunate to have Chögyam Tr ungpa Rinpoche as my root teacher, and I’m so glad this new book of teachings is available so that readers can continue to benefit from his profound understanding.” —P C, author of When Things Fall Apart