Fall 2013

Vol. 32 No. 1 Fall 2013
Within Darkness, Light

Within light there is darkness
But do not try to understand that darkness
Within darkness there is light 
But do not look for that light
Light and darkness are a pair
Like the foot before and the foot behind in walking
— Sekito Kisen Daiosho

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Traveling by Day
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei

Love in the Ocean of Anxiety
by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj Sensei

Editorial Genuine Questions
by Danica Shoan Ankele, MRO

The Ninth Grave Precept
by John Daido Loori Roshi

Relearning Loveliness
by Sharon Salzberg

A Mirror into Anger
by Jarvis Jay Masters

The Path of Purification
by Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa

Transforming Suffering
by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Fragile and Hidden
by Henri Nouwen

To Veterans
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Long Walk to Freedom
by Nelson Mandela 

The Heart of Politics
by Parker J. Palmer

The Greening of the Self
by Joanna Macy

On the Indirectness of Direct Action
by Rebecca Solnit

by Chris Hedges

Photo Gallery
by Gunnar Salvarsson

Media Reviews
Tracking Bodhidharma, Daikini Power, Essential Chan

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