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Buddhadharma : Spri 2007
spring 2007| 2 |buddhadharma Buddhadharma The PracTiTioner's QuarTerly Volume Five, Number 3, Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly (ISSN: 1499-9927, USPS 020-836) is published quarterly for $24/year US, $36 CDN Canada & $36 USD International, by Shambhala Sun, 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 Canada. © 2007 Shambhala Sun. 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. 24 The NaTural STaTe of happiNeSS Happiness may be natural, but it can feel very elusive. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche presents the five noble qualities that enable us to experience this ever-present happiness. 30 No ChoiCe BuT radiCal aCCepTaNCe “When you understand that this present moment is all there is, you have no choice but to come to a radical acceptance, which is none other than true peace and composure.” Two teishos by Eido Shimano Roshi. 34 paiN NoT SufferiNg As long as we have bodies, we will have physical pain. But while we can’t escape pain, we can change the way we experience it. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Shinzen Young, and Reginald Ray offer techniques to lessen pain’s mental suffering, discover its true nature, and learn its valuable lessons. 42 full-STop MiNd Bhante Bodhidhamma presents the late Mahasi Sayadaw’s simple and direct method for slowing down and ultimately halting conceptual thinking. 48 how doeS KarMa really worK? Norman Fischer, Robin Kornman, and Ajahn Amaro get to the bottom of this challenging question that baffles so many Westerners. Also, teachings on karma by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Robert Aitken, and Thinley Norbu. 58 The paTh of fooliSh BeiNgS Who are the foolish beings? According to the Shin tradition of Pure Land Buddhism, we all are. Mark Unno explains that by acknowledging our fundamental foolishness, we can realize the oneness of all beings and the limitless flow of compassion. features 48 42 96