using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Buddhadharma : Fall 2008
buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly fall 2 0 08 64 ➤ continued from page 49 really nutritious. It’s just bait. I think the Buddha would have included as bait all the fantastic ideas that appear in our world that distract us from the moment and how things really are with us. Buddhadharma: Of course, one man’s bait is another man’s vision. [Laughter] ari Goldfield: We have to have balance— skepticism and openness together—as Judy said earlier. I wouldn’t advocate going off into la-la land and making that a path. The analytical and intellec- tual part of Buddhism, its groundedness, is its fantastic quality, but that doesn’t mean we have to limit ourselves to think- ing that what materially appears is all that exists. Even scientists tell us today that what our eyes actually perceive, and what we’re conscious of, is a minuscule proportion of the data that our eyes are registering. When our mind settles in meditation, when we are able to relax, maybe we see more and more. Maybe we’ll see things we didn’t expect. Maybe we won’t. There is no need to abandon the groundedness of the path to be open to possibility. Glenn Wallis: Being open to it means to allow for such a notion to appear. It’s still just a thought, and as a meditator you receive it as such and you don’t let it become too juicy, don’t let it proliferate. The Buddha talked about living within one’s proper range, which he called the ancestral abode. So, where should you be living? It’s very simple: within your present-moment awareness of what’s occurring in your body, your thinking, your feelings, and the phenomenal realm. That’s it. Then, the speculative will dry up and dissolve and not proliferate into anything fancy or special. Buddhadharma: If I read the story of Milarepa walking on air and going through mountains and entertain that possibility and am inspired by it, it is indeed just a thought. What is the prob- lem with that? Glenn Wallis: It’s just another thought, yes, but it proliferates. The whole point is that we allow our thoughts to get away from us. They disturb sati, present- VISIT THE SHAMBHALA SUN ONLINE GALLERY www.shambhalasun.com “GEORGE WASHINGTON MEDITATING” © BARRY BLITT SEPTEMBER 2006 COVER ILLUSTRATION FOR THE SHAMBHALA SUN Bring Home the Mindfulness from the pages of the Shambhala Sun SEPTEM An independent, nonprofit corporation. Publishers of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly.