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Buddhadharma : Spring 2017
spring 2017 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly 81 effort and that doing so helps us step into life rather than out of it. Consistently illuminating, this book is a testament to the brilliant women leading Soto Zen communities today. Asian Traditions of Meditation (Hawai’i 2016), edited by Halvor Eifring, examines some of the myriad meditative practices that have developed across Asia, highlighting the major parallels—and the major differences— between Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Daoist, and Confucian forms of meditation. Reading the chapters on Hindu meditative traditions in this book, a Buddhist practitioner may be struck by just how “Buddhist” so much of it seems, which of course is due to the shared origins of Hinduism and Buddhism. Yet not all commonalities between Asian meditative tradi- tions are the result of historical connection, as in the case of Classical Taoist forms of medita- tion, which appear to have emerged indepen- dently of Indian traditions yet still share much with Buddhist meditation in their focus on pos- ture, breathing, and tranquility. Milarepa is one of the most revered figures in Tibetan history, and his story has inspired seekers all over the world. Milarepa: Les- sons from the Life and Songs of Tibet’s Great Yogi (Shambhala 2017), edited by Judith Lief, presents Chögyam Trungpa’s seminars on Milarepa’s life and songs of realization. Con- ducted in the U.S. between 1970 and 1976, these lectures cover a range of topics, including the teacher-student relationship, materialism, and Mahamudra nonmeditation, revealing again Trungpa’s extraordinary gifts as a teacher and making Milarepa’s example immediately relevant to our life and practice. Jean-Luc Achard’s The Six Lamps: Secret Dzogchen Instructions of the Bön Tradi- tion (Wisdom 2017) guides us into the world of Dzogchen according to Tibet’s Bön religion, offering translations of essential texts, includ- ing Instructions on the Six Lamps, a central work of the inner cycle of Bön Dzogchen teachings. With poetic beauty, Instructions on the Six Lamps points to our natural state and the meditative contemplation of its dynamic manifestations, urging us to find awaken- ing through the recognition of our mind’s essence as the union of emptiness and clarity. A major contribution to the study and practice of Dzogchen, this book offers a glimpse of Bön’s highest teachings. Prominent women Soto Zen priests come together to offer commentary on one of the Buddha’s first teachings in The Eightfold Path (Temple Ground 2016), edited by Jikyo Cheryl Wolfer. Each chapter is written by a different Soto Zen author, covering the eightfold path sequentially in its entirety. One of the strengths of this volume is the tremendous skill with which these teachers draw from Soto tradition in confronting the challenges facing contempo- rary practitioners. Teijo Munnich’s chapter on right effort, for example, stays close to the writings of Dogen when insisting that just get- ting yourself to the meditation cushion is right Jetsun Milarepa, 2008 by Otgonbayar Ershuu