Winter 2017

Vol. 35 No. 2 Winter 2017
Stepping Forward

Without going into the frightening waves,
it’s hard to find a suitable fish.
How about one expression
of walking relaxed with big strides?

— Wansong


Freedom to Move, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
From a grounded place of spiritual practice, there is plenty of room to move.

This is My Stop, Suzanne Taikyo Gilman

Diving, Eve Ensler
Climbing up the ladder, leaping clear of reactive anger, into the unknown.

Living in Harmony, The Buddha
Original teachings on how to liberate thought and bring an end to suffering.

Love and Compassion in Meditation and Action, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Perspective and a challenge from a contemporary Buddhist monastic-activist.

Where Does It Hurt?, Ruby Sales interviewed by Krista Tippett
To recognize the sorrow, and set it free, let’s you move from that place of freedom.

Letting Go of Hate, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
When a vow includes everyone’s future, there is no room for resentment or hatred.

Four Elements of Ghostdance, poem, Reed Adair Bobroff

Vowing Peace in a Time of War, Hozan Alan Senauke
Relying on the dharma and letting go of privilege, especially when the stakes are high.

Conscience of Words, Susan Sontag
A writer’s first job is to tell the truth.

The Four Highest Emotions, Ayya Khema
A loving heart can know the fullness of existence on the bodhisattva path.

from On the Pulse of Morning, poem, Maya Angelou

Sangha Reflections: Stepping Forward

Media Review: How to Take a Stand without Taking Sides

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