Normalcy at Its Best: An Interview with David Chadwick, Biographer of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Author Interviews / From the Editors

Normalcy at Its Best: An Interview with David Chadwick, Biographer of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Shambhala: Your teacher Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has now been in print for more than forty years, and is still often recommended as the best first book to read about Zen practice. Why do you think its popularity has endured throughout the explosion of Buddhist publishing the last few years? David Chadwick: Hard … Continue reading

Hidden Treasure
From the Editors / Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism by Judith Simmer-Brown Dakinis—those semi-wrathful feminine figures of Tibetan Buddhist cosmology—get a bum rap today. They often end up serving as poster-girls for goddess-spirituality or as exemplars of the “shadow” for proponents of Jungian psychology. The reality is a lot more complex than that—and much more … Continue reading

Nagarjuna
From the Editors

Nagarjuna

from Butön’s History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet Four hundred years after the Buddha passed away, in the southern country of Vidarbha, there lived a prosperous Brahmin who was childless. In a dream, gods foretold that if he invited one hundred Brahmins to a religious festival, a son would be born … Continue reading