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Buddhadharma : Fall 2009
buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly fall 2 0 09 2 Volume 8, Number 1, 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 469103, Escondido, CA 92046-9103. Printed in the United States of America. © 2009 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. Features 28 Charting the Future of Buddhist Translation Peter Aronson reports on a meeting of leading Tibetan– English translators, Buddhist scholars, and lamas in Bir, India, and their plans for the next hundred years of dharma translation in the West. 36 Pointing Out Ordinary Mind Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche presents the essential teachings of Mahamudra and its methods for directly pointing out mind’s true nature. 44 SPOT On Today’s sangha leaders need skills that aren’t taught in traditional Buddhist training, such as personal counseling and conflict mediation. Lewis Richmond and Grace Schireson report on a program to help Zen teachers develop the range of skills they need to lead contemporary communities. 52 Forum: Start With Your Body Phillip Moffitt, Cyndi Lee, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Reggie Ray explore how our bodies are at the very heart of our meditation, providing both a gateway and foundation for practice. Introduction by Anne Carolyn Klein. 62 Trusting the Three Treasures Taking refuge in the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, says Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, involves taking a leap forward with a deep sense of trust in our own basic nature and the natural wisdom of all phenomena. 66 Blowing Smoke Logan Beaudry befriends a strange newcomer and fellow smoker during a weeklong Rinzai retreat and learns how not to respond to the question, Where are you from?