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Buddhadharma : Winter 2008
buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly winter 2 0 08 2 Volume Seven, Number 2, Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly (ISSN: 1499-9927, USPS 020-836) is published quarterly for $28/year US, $36 CDN Canada & $39 USD International, by Shambhala Sun Foundation, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302-4886 USA. Periodical postage paid at Boulder, CO and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, PO Box 3377, Champlain, NY 12919-3377. Printed in the United States of America. © 2008 Shambhala Sun Foundation. All rights reserved. Canada Post Publication Mail Agreement #40018157. Canadian Postmaster: Send undeliverable copies to: 1660 Hollis St., Suite 701, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3J 1V7. 22 Spotless from the Start In order to overcome the five main obstacles facing a bodhisattva, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, we must realize that all beings are primordially pure. He presents the essential teachings on buddhanature from the Uttaratantra Shastra. 28 Zen Has No Gates A newly published commentary by Nyogen Senzaki, one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century, on the classic koan collection, The Gateless Gate. 36 Can Buddhism Save the Planet? Buddhism may be our planet’s only real hope, say David Loy and John Stanley. They’re sounding an urgent call for an international gathering of Buddhist leaders to address the ecological crisis before it’s too late. 42 Next-Gen Buddhism Sumi Loundon Kim, Norman Fischer, Rod Meade Sperry, and Iris Brilliant discuss the future of Buddhism in a post-baby boomer world. Introduction by Diana Winston. 52 Oh Mighty Buddha Bill Porter travels to China’s ancient Yunkang caves, where devotees carved more than fifty thousand Buddhist statues, including some of the largest and most magnificent Buddhas ever set in stone. Features