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Lions Roar : May 2015
By Andrea Miller MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment On-line course with Pema Chödrön Shambhala Publications, $250 Every year, Ani Pema Chödrön leads an intimate yarne (rainy season) retreat with the monks and nuns of Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Now for the first time, her teach- ings from one of these retreats is available to a wider audience through this in-depth online course, which begins on June 9. Pema’s teachings will focus on the five skandhas, the “heaps” or elements that according to Buddhist psychology make up the self. By understanding the five skandhas and approaching them with kindness and curiosity, we learn how to transcend our negative patterns and live with more joy, wisdom, and compas- sion toward ourselves and others. This course includes video talks by Pema Chödrön recorded at Gampo Abbey; two live calls with her for Q&A; discussion forums where you can con- nect with other participants; and guided readings and practices to help you integrate the teachings into your life. CARING ECONOMICS Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama Edited by Tania Singer and Matthieu Ricard Picador, 240 pp., $26 (cloth) In 2010, under the auspices of the Mind and Life Institute, experts from all over the world gathered in Zurich to discuss the relevance of altruism and pro-social moti- vation in economics. Caring Eco- nomics is a collection of thought- provoking presentations from that conference, plus the Dalai Lama’s insightful commentary on them. Topics include the effec- tive use of charity, compassionate leadership, and whether there’s a neurological basis for compas- sion. The editors of this new release are Dr. Tania Singer and Matthieu Ricard. Singer is the director of the Department of Social Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany. Ricard is a Buddhist monk who holds a Ph.D. in cellular genetics; he’s the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama and the author of many bestsell- ing titles, including The Monk and the Philosopher. BUDDHISM: ONE TEACHER, MANY TRADITIONS By the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron Wisdom, 352 pp., $29.95 (cloth) The many Buddhist schools share significant common ground, yet they’re also diverse enough that early Western mis- sionaries and colonists in Asia weren’t always aware that they constituted a single religion. Today, many Buddhists are well versed in their own tradition but don’t know much about the others. Indeed, they often have misconceptions about them. The purpose of Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions is to explore the differences and similarities among different Buddhist schools. The focus is on the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia and the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia. This is a challeng- ing, scholarly read coauthored by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron, an American Buddhist nun. She is the author of Buddhism for Beginners and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Washington State. SILENCE The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise By Thich Nhat Hanh HarperOne, 208 pp., $24.99 (cloth) Tweets and texts and televi- sion, telephone calls and bill- boards—in the modern world we are bombarded by an almost constant stream of noise, light, and information. But even when we find ourselves having a rare quiet moment, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we are still tuned into a radio station called “NST”—Non-Stop Thinking. Of course, REVIEWS SHAMBHALA SUN MAY 2015 77