issue 23 Summer 04
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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
The theme of this issue is awareness. Buddhism teaches techniques for becoming more aware and these are not ways of just 'doing something' but invitations to open up to the whole range of our experience.
Vipassana teacher Joseph Goldstein speaks about his discovery of Dzogchen and the value of drawing inspiration from a number of Buddhist traditions.
Do we see the spiritual life as a path, or a process of surrender, of unfolding, or of emergence? Subhuti explores these four distinctive approaches to meditation.
Bewilderment has been a lifelong experience for Norman Fischer - and has spurred his urgent search for truth.
Shenpen Hookham trained in India with some of the leading Tibetan teachers of Mahamudra meditation before returning to teach in the West. She tells of the relevance of the Mahamudra path of relaxed opening to life.
Awareness is a mysterious thing: Subhadassi bares all in his search for the sacred within the ordinary.

Free-Verse Haiku of Tanda Santoka
Translator: Burton Watson
An Epic Journey
Author: Sun Shuyun
The Life, Time and Poetry of Saigyo
Translator: William Lafleur
The Collected Poems 1960 - 2000
Author: Kenneth White
Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns
Translator: Beata Grant