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 : Spring 2019
LARRY YANG 91 distraction and concentration? And what happens between the states of reactivity and equanimity? The nuanced spectrum of experience between despair and joy might look something like this: Despair—Hopelessness—Depression—Grief—Pain—Sadness— Regret—Distress—Dejection—Worry—Heavyheartedness— Gloominess—Apprehension—Confusion—Irritation— Questioning—Dullness—Indifference—Neutrality—Nonchalance— Stillness—Coolness—Calm—Ease—Relaxation—Contentment— Replenishment—Comfort—Gladness—Cheer—Mirth—Wonder— Delight—Excitement—Rapture—Collective Joy In the Western Vipassana tradition, there is a popular acronym, RAIN, which encourages us to Recognize the moment, in order to have Acceptance of the moment, so that we can Investigate the moment’s true nature, in order to realize our Non-identification with that moment arising—the last of which is a state of insight and awakening. All the factors of RAIN are actions of incremental progress toward awakening. But this acronym belies the messiness of our painful and complicated lives. In a similar parallel, Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross outlined five stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—that the human psyche experiences when coming to terms with loss and trauma. That is, we must pass through denial, anger, bargaining, and depression before acceptance is possible. When these five stages are inserted into RAIN—after the factor of recognition (mindfulness) but before our acceptance of the moment arising—our practice of insight might look more like this: Recognition—Denial—Recognition—Anger— Recognition— Bargaining — Recognition—Depression— Recognition—Acceptance (... maybe)—Investigation—Non-identification (... maybe) This sequence feels so much more authentic and realistically human to me. It’s never either/or. Life is so much more complex than that. Our experience isn’t characterized by just the polar opposites of