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Dharma Life Magazine - Buddhism for Today

Dharma Life is a print magazine devoted to the meeting of Buddhism and the modern world. It is published three times a year. This online edition gives a selection of the articles available in the printed version. more
This issue of Dharma Life explores the creating of Spiritual Community or Sangha. It begins with communication, as our ability to understand and appreciate others for themselves is what makes us human.
Friendship is vital to the spiritual community, argues Subhuti. Friends on the path - as well as teachers or students - can spur and support our growth.
From college days to the Indian plains, Padmaprabha and Taraka's lives have interwoven for 17 years. They tell Vajrasara how their friendship has been forged on a love of the Truth.
Gil Fronsdel is an innovative teacher in the Insight Meditation Movement. Vishvapani met him in Palo Alto, California, where students are forming a network of friendship around him.
Vishvapani was in the front line when his Buddhist order was criticised in a newspaper scoop. He reflects on the lessons learnt and how the attack has affected the FWBO.

Book Reviews
Translated by Matthieu Ricard
Selected and translated by Thupten Jinpa and Jas Elsner

Author: B. Alan Wallace