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Buddhadharma : Summer 2016
80 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly summer 2016 fascinating remarks on the six intermediate states and critical guidance on the practice of Vajrasattva meditation. the karmapas and their mahamudra Forefathers (Wisdom 2016) offers a guided tour of the life stories of the Kagyu school’s forbears and the seventeen Karmapas. Con- temporary scholar Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok’s concise biographies—elegantly translated by Michelle Martin—are set beside murals painted by Tibetan artist Lama Rigzin, which currently adorn the walls of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery in Nepal. A perfect pairing, these biographies and images enliven Kagyu history, shining light on many of the tradition’s most important figures. Daijaku Kinst’s trust, realization, and the self in soto Zen practice (BDK 2015) examines Zen practice with an eye on psycho- analytic and feminist theory, starting with the question “What works?” Kinst explains that psychoanalysis is valuable for understanding the development and experience of the self and of trust—core elements for making progress on the Soto path—and that women’s experi- ences of Buddhist practice are often different from men’s, such that issues of gender cannot be overlooked. Perceptive and discerning, this book is a gem for any serious practitioner. stress Zen’s indispensability in overcoming these and other crises in their lives. Erik K. Davis’s deathpower (Columbia 2016) examines Cambodian Buddhist funerals and the role of monks (and others, including local magicians) in caring for the living and the dead. The term “deathpower” here indi- cates the abilities attributed to these figures in Cambodian society, such as insuring proper commemoration of the deceased, aiding their safe passage to a better rebirth, and controling spirits. One thing I love about this book is the way in which Davis’s sophisticated analysis is complemented by his gifts as a storyteller— first-person accounts of his experiences in Cambodia offer glimpses of the religious lives of Cambodian Buddhists, replete with ghosts, revenants and struggles to make sense of death and its aftermath. The early history of Chan Buddhism comes to life in the records of mazu and the making of classical chan literature (Oxford 2015) by Mario Poceski. Starting with the oldest available writings on the Chan master Mazu Daoyi (709–788), a pioneering figure in Chan history who led the influential Hong- zhou School, Poceski charts the ways that the literary depictions of this master evolved from that of a miracle worker to a gifted teacher of doctrine to an iconoclastic figure known for physically kicking his students toward higher states of realization. Such shifts in emphasis, Poceski argues, reflect historical changes in the Chan school, revealing its early fluidity and overlap with other Buddhist and non-Buddhist traditions. In the second part of the book, Poceski provides selected works in translation, complete with detailed notes designed to make the works more accessible to readers of all backgrounds. pure appearance: development and completion stages in vajrayana practice (Shambhala 2016) features Dilgo Khyen- tse Rinpoche’s exceptional talks on Tibetan Vajrayana practice given in Boulder in 1987. Translated by Ani Jinba Palmo, these lectures present with exquisite clarity the development and completion stages of meditation, including “Everyday mind is the way.” —Mazu CALLIgRAPHyPHOTOliZamattheWs