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 : Winter 2014
winter 2 0 1 4 buddhadharma: the Practitioner’s quarterly 77 R eflections of a Zen buddhist nun (Hawaii 2014) features the engaging writings of pioneering Korean feminist intellectual and Buddhist nun Kim Iryop (1896–1971). Translator Jin Park notes in her introduction that Iryop appears on the surface to have lived two separate lives: one as a public figure and feminist writer in the 1920s, and the other, from the mid-1930s onward, as a Buddhist nun dedicated to her monastic commitments. yet as Park and others have suggested, there are deep continuities between these two stages in Iryop’s life, and her passionate voice as a writer never faded despite a long hiatus in publishing. Her letters to ex-lovers, which look back on her romantic relationships before renunciation, mix insights from her years of Buddhist practice with confessions of persistent sadness over lost love. ◗ Peter Alan Roberts’s the mind of mahamudra (Wisdom 2014) collects six classics from the Maha- mudra tradition written between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. The Ultimate Supreme Path of Mahamudra by Lama Shang (1122–93) is an incredible read, made all the more intriguing by his contro- versial status in Tibetan history. His use of repetition stands out (“I dreamed that I wandered in the ocean of samsara. I dreamed that I suffered in the hells and so on. I dreamed that, trou- bled, I turned to the guru. I dreamed that I practiced his instructions”), and when his teachings are consid- ered in the context of his military conquests, which made him one of the most powerful Tibetan warlords of his day, a profoundly paradoxical picture emerges. Also included: Shonu Lha’s ◗ In unfathomable depths (Wisdom 2014), the con- temporary Soto Zen master Sekkei Harada lectures on ten verses attributed to the tenth-century author Tong’an Changcha, which elegantly address, among other things, the relation- ship between language and emptiness. In their introduc- tion, Heiko Narrog and Hongliang Gu explain that these verses were highly regarded in premodern China, Korea, and Japan but have since fallen into obscurity. Harada’s lec- tures, which were translated by Narrog and Daigaku Rummé, revive the verses and address their relevance for Zen practice today. COURTESyOFHWANH̆UIDAE thirteenth century discus- sion of Lama Shang’s teachings on the preliminar- ies and main practice of Mahamudra; the famous sixteenth century Drukpa Kagyu master Pema Karpo’s concise record of thirty-one Mahamudra meditations; two works by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339); and a thor- ough discussion of Maha- mudra according to the framework of basis, path, and result by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol (b. 1608). by rory lindsay booK briefs