Summer 2015

Vol. 33 No. 4 Summer 2015
Facing Truth

With the entire body and mind, study the
realm where the ear, nose and eye are neither
old nor new. This is how blossoms and rain
open up the world.

— Eihei Dogen


Body of Truth, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
To respond to the suffering of the world, we need to see beyond the self.

from the Lankavatara Sutra, translated by Red Pine
Teachings on the fundamental nature of reality.

The Power of Words, Simone Weil
The language of warfare obscures truth.

Multiplicity in Oneness, Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
True spirituality and social justice are inseparable.

Wilderness, a poem, Jamie Samdahl

Climate Change is Violence, Rebecca Solnit
A call to look closely at the consequences of industry.

The Transformation of Silence into Action, Audre Lorde
Speak your truth, even in the face of fear.

Let It Go, Brian Doyle
Sometimes truth comes to us in the middle of the night.

The Mute Story of November, a poem, Maggie Nelson

Crazy Horse, We Hear What You Say, John Trudell
Indigenous wisdom meets the state of the world today.

Right Speech, Joseph Goldstein
How can we cultivate mindful expression in daily life?

from Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine
Encountering race in America.

from Unspeakable Things, Laurie Penny
A self-proclaimed feminist explores gender and genuine equality.

Elegy, a poem, Aracelis Girmay

Intimate Language, Eihei Dogen
An ancient teaching on the intrinsic expression of truth.

Mountains and Rivers Order
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