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Buddhadharma : Summer 2008
63 summer 2 00 8 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly Day, thirty demonstrators staged a rare public protest in Rangoon, outside the National League for Democracy offices. Wearing bright T-shirts printed with the word “NO,” they urged their fellow citizens to vote against the junta’s pro- posed constitution that would legalize the military’s already sweeping illegal powers. Similar demonstrations have been quietly mounted in other Burmese cities, with some protestors wearing “NO” T-shirts and others donning blue prison uniforms and shackles. Still, the repression persists. In Janu- ary, U Gambira, a leading young monk in September’s demonstrations, who has been held and tortured by the junta since early November, was charged with violating the Unlawful Assembly Act and now faces at least three years in prison. In late March, he was placed in solitary confinement at Insein Prison, and supporters fear for his health. The Democratic Voice of Burma reports that U Gambira and fellow monks have begun a vocal campaign of chanting metta, which has reportedly spread to other prison wards. Ifeel a debt of gratitude for the Bur- mese teachers who have preserved the dharma and helped carry it to the West. And as a matter of practice, I turn toward their suffering. I hope others will do so as well. But as Thich Nhat Hanh says, suffering is not enough. There is the necessary activity of a bo- dhisattva, pointing the way for sentient beings to liberate ourselves from our own personal prisons and from places like Burma, where the whole of society has become a prison. We can support our Burmese broth- ers and sisters by offering material aid, dharma teachings, and the example of fearlessness itself. The work is endless. In return, the monks and nuns of Burma offer us the possibility of a na- tion and a world that truly courses in liberation. For information on how you can support the people of Burma, visit the Buddhist Peace Fellowship website at www.bpf.org. Visit the shambhala sun Online Gallery www.shambhalasun.com All proceeds support our move to environmentAlly responsible pAper with recycled content And certified by the forest stewArdship council. Stunningly beautiful archival quality giclée prints of dharma art such as this Kuan Yin from the cover of the Shambhala Sun. At the Shambhala Sun Online Gallery, you’ll find artwork by renowned artists such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Kaz Tanahashi, Barry Blitt, Tatjana Krizmanic, John Bigelow Taylor, and Chögyam Trungpa. the shAmbhAlA sun foundAtion, publishers of the shAmbhAlA sun And buddhAdhArmA: the prActitioner’s QuArterly SeATed KuAN YiN BOdHiSATTvA frOm THe NelSON-ATKiNS muSeum Of ArT, KANSAS CiTY, mO. PHOTOGrAPH BY JAmiSON miller. CHiNeSe, 11TH/12TH CeNTurY; wOOd wiTH PA iNT. PurCHASe: NelSON TruST, 34-10 . Bring Home theArtYou Love from the pages of the Shambhala Sun Enrich your world with art that expresses the dharma. Available now from the Shambhala Sun Online Gallery www.shambhalasun.com Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the Visit the sshambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala ssun Online Gallery un Online Gallery un Online Gallery un Online Gallery un Online Gallery un Online Gallery un Online Gallery Se muS m hambhala hambhala hambhala hambhala