Fall 2014

Vol. 33 No. 1 Fall 2014

For that which goes against one’s will,
it boils down to one word: patience.

— Master Ta Hui


Your Mountain Form Finds Its Seat, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Already perfect, always in accord—it’s just a matter of trusting this truth.

Keeping Pace with the Universe, Danica Shoan Ankele

Luminous, Chandrakirti
Classic Mahayana teachings on anger and forbearance.

Patience, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Paramita of Patience as an antidote to aggression.

Inclusiveness, Thich Nhat Hanh
When we enlarge our heart to include everything, conflicts cease.

Stability: Revelation of the Many Faces of God, Joan Chittister, OSB
The monastic vow of stability offers an alternative to our hurry-up culture.

The Desert Fathers, translated by Benedicta Ward
Teaching stories handed down from early Christian monks.

Selected Poems, Margaret Gibson
Poems from “Earth Elegy”

Dealing with the Anger Caused by Racism, Robin Hart
A practitioner grapples with injustice and her own mind.

Learning to Stay, Pema Chodron
Transformation comes when we stay present to our own experience.

Transformation at the Heart Level, Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei
Letting go of aggression on the path to waking up.

The Art of Looking, Christian McEwen
To truly see a thing takes time.

A Brief Consideration of the Phenomenon of Waiting, Vaclav Havel
What is the role of patience when it comes to revolution?

Walking with the Wind, John Lewis
A social activist reflects on steady, persistent effort in the face of great odds.

Dealing with Situations, Master Ta Hui
A Zen Master counsels a lay disciple.

Shobogenzo Zuimonki, Eihei Dogen
Pithy guidance from the founder of the Soto school.

Sangha Reflections: On Patience

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