Translating the Maitreya Treatises: An Interview with Thomas Doctor
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Translating the Maitreya Treatises: An Interview with Thomas Doctor

We recently interviewed Thomas Doctor, a translator on the Dharmachakra Translation Committee, about the importance of their recent translations of the Maitreya texts and commentaries. Shambhala Publications: The Dharmachakra Translation Committee has now published two of the five Maitreya texts, with a third on the way soon. Can you give a brief overview of why … Continue reading

Pointing to the Heart of the Buddhadharma: An Interview with Guo Gu, author of The Essence of Chan
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Pointing to the Heart of the Buddhadharma: An Interview with Guo Gu, author of The Essence of Chan

Shambhala: Can you tell us something about your background—how you encountered the Buddhadharma? Guo Gu: I first learned meditation when I was in Taiwan at age four. A meditation master named Guangqin taught me how to sit in meditation, and I thought it was fun to copy what he was doing. Later, my family immigrated … Continue reading

A Free eBook in Response to the Attack on Bodh Gaya
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A Free eBook in Response to the Attack on Bodh Gaya

Last month, multiple bombs exploded in Bodh Gaya, India, in and around the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Mahabodhi temple that marks the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. In response, Shambhala Publications offers Beyond Anger: How to Hold On to Your Heart and Your Humanity in the Midst of Injustice, a free eBook consisting … Continue reading

The Way of Judo: An Interview with John Stevens on Jigoro Kano
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The Way of Judo: An Interview with John Stevens on Jigoro Kano

Shambhala: Why did you want to write about Jigoro Kano? JS: Since I have written books on three of the other most important martial artist masters of the 20th century—Tesshu Yamaoka (kendo), Awa Kenzo (kyudo), and Morihei Ueshiba (aikido)—I felt it imperative to write a book on Jigoro Kano, the founder of Kodokan judo, to … Continue reading

General Character of the Thirty Days of the Month
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General Character of the Thirty Days of the Month

The following is excerpted from Tibetan Astrology by Philippe Cornu, pages 180-183 In the course of the month, the moon makes different aspects to the sun, and these may be either favorable or unfavorable. This is what gives the days their particular character. In the Indian, Chinese, and Arab traditions, there are lists showing the … Continue reading