The Story behind the Bodhicharyavatara
From the Editors

The Story behind the Bodhicharyavatara

by Nikko Odiseos The text with the Sanskrit title Bodhicharyavatara (shortened from the longer Bodhisattvacharyavatara)—usually known in English as either The Way of the Bodhisattva or A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life—is by far the best-known work attributed to the eighth-century Indian monk Shantideva. It would be impossible to adequately summarize its importance … Continue reading

Sitting Still…Like a Kid: An Interview with Eline Snel
Author Interviews / From the Editors

Sitting Still…Like a Kid: An Interview with Eline Snel

Shambhala: How did you first become interested in teaching mindfulness to kids? Eline Snel: I led a training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for a group of twelve principals at my local school board. They asked me to develop a training method for children. So I did, after several tryouts in different schools and age … Continue reading

Hidden Treasure
From the Editors / Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

City of Lingering Splendor: A Frank Account of Old Peking’s Exotic Pleasures by John Blofeld On a stroll through the streets of Peking in 1934 you might meet beautiful courtesans, Confucian scholars, Tsarist refugees, aging palace eunuchs, teenage opium addicts, Taoist adepts or Buddhist monks. You might even run into Shura, the White-Russian hermaphrodite. The … Continue reading