Spring 2015

Vol. 33 No. 3 Spring 2015
Taking Refuge

True refuge can only be provided by
something that is itself totally free.

— Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


Born in a Moment, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
When the dream disappears, the true refuge is clear.

Going For Refuge, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Teachings on entering the path from a Vajrayana master.

Devotion, Surrendering to the Present Moment, Anam Thubten
The only thing we can reply upon is the reality of life itself.

Cunda Sutta, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Upon Sariputra’s death, the Buddha offered Cunda this classic teaching.

The Word that is a Prayer, a poem, Ellery Akers

Entering the Gateway, Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
Examining body, speech and mind along the path.

Belief, Doubt, and Sacred Ambiguity, Kathleen Norris
What do we give our heart to? How do we nourish faith?

Cultivating the Virtuous Field, Shohaku Okumura
Master Dogen and the robe chant.

Small Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver
A remarkable, true tale of finding refuge.

Therigatha, translated by Susan Murcott
Poems by early Buddhist nuns.

On Waste Lonely Places, John Landretti
Can we find wonder on the side of the interstate?

Prospect of the Interior, a poem, Scott Cairns

The Triple Treasure, Dainin Katagiri Roshi
The excellent mystery of Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.

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