Winter 2018

Vol. 36 No. 2 Winter 2018

One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness
has power to dissolve the ties of our alienation,
and we are home free—home where all depend on all.
                                                           —David Steindl-Rast


With Nothing to Call My Own, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
When making offerings to others, don’t neglect to clarify your own mind.

Receiving Kindness, Suzanne Taikyo Gilman

Cultivating Gratitude, Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi
How we receive our food can awaken and restore our innate well-being.

   Thanks, poem, by Yusef Komunyakaa

  The Lessons of Gratitude,  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
When the gifts we receive are beyond repaying.

The Armies of Mara, Sayadaw U Pandita
       Conceit and ingratitude can be transformed when Mara is clearly seen.

  Surprise and Gratefulness, Brother David Steindl-Rast
       The unexpected has a way of opening us, relieving fear and self-grasping.

    Dusting, poem, by Marilyn Nelson    

  Gratitude Toward Everyone, Dzigar Kongtrul, Rinpoche
        Reminders of how to practice what is most important.

    Intimacy with All Things, Jack Kornfield
        Learning to bow is learning how to give, and to receive.

Sangha Reflections: On Gratitude

Media Reviews: The Light That Shines Through the Universe, by Dainin Katagiri
The Diary of a Bookseller, by Shaun Bythell

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