Fall 2015

Vol. 34 No. 1 Fall 2015
Ancestors

At the time of actualization, innumerable
buddha ancestors arrive without expectation
and receive dharma without seeking.

— Eihei Dogen

TABLE OF CONTENTS

In Accord with All Time, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
How can we hold what we do not yet know for ourselves to be true?

Knowing Where We Came From, Danica Shoan Ankele
Editorial

The Place of Discipleship in Buddhism, Bhikkhu Bodhi
On the noble path, breaking the endless cycle of samsara.

Past, Present, Future, Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi
Looking back at the Japanese roots of an American sangha.

Document of Heritage, Eihei Dogen
What does it mean to actualize the buddha ancestors?

Selected Haiku, Kobayashi Issa, translated by Robert Hass

When God Was a Woman, Merlin Stone
A sculptor discovers the ancient world of the creator Goddess.

Tending the Tigress, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Osho
An apprenticeship in clay and life.

Night Singing, a poem, W.S. Merwin

Listening to the Other, Gary Paul Nabhan
The deep connection between peace, place and environmental justice.

from Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
American history, the creation of race, and living within a black body.

No Birth, No Death, Thich Nhat Hanh
A true ancestry of interconnection.

The Return of Ma ah shra true ee, Leslie Marmon Silko
Down below human destruction of earth, a messenger calls out.

The Dream that I Told My Mother-in-Law, a poem, Elizabeth Alexander

An American Childhood, Annie Dillard
Looking back at moments of coming to life.

Black Elk Speaks, as told through John G. Neihardt
“It may be that one little root of the sacred tree still lives.”

Mountains and Rivers Order
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