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Buddhadharma : Summer 2008
buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly summer 20 0 8 8 We Would like To Thank the following people and organizations for their assistance with the summer issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly: • Alexandre Avdoulov & John McGee • Lou & Joanne Braun • Tim Buckley • Hsu Ming Chiang • Tyler Dewar • Stephanie Dodson • Ari Goldfield • Stephanie Johnston • Will Leach • Karma Leksho • Tashi Paljor • Richard Payne • The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche • Rubin Museum of Art • The Shambhala Archives • Cindy Shelton • Yuko Sogo • Tzu Chi Foundation • Masao Yamamoto • nature of this piece and I look forward to the day in which I can teach this con- cept to my son. Leslie Jaluria Clifton, New Jersey Thank you for your Spring issue. I am grateful to be a new subscriber. The article titled “Training the Heart” by the late Ajahn Chah was absolutely stunning and beautiful, and I have re- read it numerous times. I would appre- ciate knowing if it’s possible to get a copy of the book that it’s from. Thank you again for publishing the article. It is a real treasure. Carole Cline Clarks Hill, South Carolina The book—Meditation: Talks on Medi- tations, by Ajahn Chah—is published by the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy, Sri Lanka. You can visit its web- site at www.bps.lk. OMISSION: Our apologies to Jolie Gorchov, whom we forgot to credit for the cover photo of the Spring 2008 issue. dzogchen the natural greatperfection DZOGCHEN RETREATS WITH LAMASURYA DAS Dzogchen is the consummate practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Considered by manytobe"theteaching of our time," Dzogchen is direct, immediate,essentialized, adaptable, and profound: a pure awareness practice applicable to any circumstance andreadily integrated into modern life. Dzogchen, often translated as the Natural GreatPerfection, directly introduces us to our inner Buddha, the inherentfreedom, purity and perfection of being that is ourtrue nature. Dzogchen Center Meditation Retreats are heldacross the country, throughout the year as shown below: DZOGCHEN MEDITAT ION RETREATS Garrison, NY SummerJuly25–August 3, 2008 Garrison, NY Winter January3– 11, 2009 Joshua Tr ee,CA Spring March 21 –March 29, 2009 MULTIPLE TEACHINGSDAILY•NOBLE SILENCE•BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS VEGETARIANMEALS • PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVAT E, AND DORM ROOMS AVAILABLE For complete information and secure on-line registration for all of these scheduled events, go to www.dzogchen.org/retreats, e-mail email@example.com, or call 617-628 -1702. LAMASURYA DASisthe author of The BigQuestions (Rodale, 2007) and Buddha Is As Buddha Does, (HarperSanFrancisco, 2007). He is also the author of Natural Radiance (Sounds Tr ue),aswellasanumber of otherbooksincluding Letting Go of the Person Yo u Used to Be andthe Awakeningtrilogy, which includes theclassic Awakening the Buddha Within (Broadway). LamaSurya is a Lineage holder of Tibetan Buddhism in theRime (non-sectarian) tradition. Forover thirty years, including morethan eightyearsinsecluded retreat,he has studied with thegreat masters of Tibetan Buddhism.With his open andlivelystyle, he is particularly effectiveinthe transmissionof Buddhism in viableWestern forms by presenting Buddhist ethics and insight,aswellasmethodsof practice, in a manner accessible to all. DZOGCHEN CENTER BUDDHISM FOR THE WEST OMISSION: Our apologies to Jolie Gorchov whom we forgot to credit for the cover photo of the Spring 2008 issue.