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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
Buddhism urges us to engage directly with the realities of old age, sickness and death. The contributors to this issue of Dharma Life have all confronted the challenge of 'facing death, with compassion and humanity.
Activist and teacher Joan Halifax Roshi talks to Vajrasara about her poineering work in contemplative care for dying people and prisoners.
What happens when we die? Geshe Tashi Tsering an eminent scholar and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism compares views with Nagapriya, author of Exploring Karma and Rebirth.
After her father died, Vajrashraddha discovered her vocation to work with the dying, the dead and the bereaved.
Jarvis Jay Mastersis a Buddhist on death row in a Californian prison. He describes how, after the death of his Tibetan teacher, he shared insights in the prison yard.
Padmaketu describes caring for her friend, Maitrigita during the process of her dying of cancer .

Forest recollections: Wandering monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand
Author: Kamala Tiyavanich
The incredible true story of Tiibet's Karmapa
Author: Mick Brown
Editor: Donald s Lopez, Jr.
Transplantation, Development and Adaptation
Author: David N Kay
Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West
Author: Jeffery Paine
Two Christion encounters with Buddhism
Director: Alan Channer