November 2010 issue of Shambhala Sun magazine

november 2010 editorial

True Story

"I can't tell you how many times I've gotten teary-eyed at my desk," writes Deputy Editor Andrea Miller. "It's a lot, and this is why."ON THE COVER: JACK KORNFIELD, PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREA ROTH

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Wise Heart

Jack Kornfield's synthesis of deep Buddhist practice and modern psychological insight has made him one of the most influential spiritual teachers of our time. Steve Silberman tells the fascinating story of Kornfield's voyage from West to East and Back.

The Buddha Is Still Teaching

The true Buddha isn't limited to the body or mind of a particular person who lived long ago. He is present today, says Jack Kornfield, in teachers pointing the way to a timeless freedom.


Mindfulness Meditation

Jack Kornfield, along with Joseph Goldstein, and Sharon Salzberg, is among the most prominent teachers of mindful meditation in America. Enjoy our extensive archive of teachings from masters of Vipassana meditation and Theravada teaching.


The Cosmos Wakes Up

It's been a fourteen-billion-year journey from simple hydrogen to Mahatma Gandhi. David Loy asks: Is evolution the universe waking up to itself?

Survival of the Kindest

Paul Ekman reveals Charles Darwin's real view of compassion — and it's not what you might think. Darwin's belief that altruism is a vital part of life is being confirmed by modern science.

Stand By Me

Lin Jensen opens his heart to a schoolyard bully and learns that there isn't much hope for any of us when some of us are left out.

Awake in the Wild

Whether we're in a pristine rainforest or our own backyard, nature is always available to deepen our mindfulness. Here are Mark Coleman's wilderness tips.


Joan Sutherland takes us "Through the Dharma Gate"; Misha Becker on the mysterious kinship between the very old and the very young; Ira Sukrungruang explores what it means to be dead.

Robert Aitken's Amazing Life

A giant of Zen in the West and a pioneer of Buddhist activism, remembered by John Tarrant.


Zen Buddhism
Each of the articles presented in this Spotlight reveals a different facet of Zen's unique approach to meditation and moment-to-moment living.

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Business Not As Usual

Barry investigates tea culture and connection at San Francisco's Samovar Tea Lounge, and explores the intersection of mindfulness and business with Marc Lesser.


The Mindful Society

Here you'll find some of the finest articles on mindfulness from our extensive archives, plus Shambhala SunSpace exclusives, and more. 


Wash Your Bowl

Marc Lesser on making your relationships, work and life more truly alive. 


Swamis, Stars & Six-Packs: Yoga's Twisted History

Andrea Miller reviews Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice, and The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America.

Yoga and Buddhism

These classic teachings from Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee and more will help you to engage and enhance both yogic and Buddhist practice.

Books in Brief

Reviews of The Etiquette of Freedom: Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison, and the Practice of the Wild; Thich Nhat Hanh's Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life; Fearless by Brenda Shoshanna; Adam Kahane's Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change; and The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook.

other voices


We're caught in confusion because of mistaken beliefs about who we are, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. But we can see our way clear by using meditation to slow down.

Another Black Mark

When Burmese Lessons author Karen Connelly loses her cool in a battle of wills with her three-year-old, she learns valuable lessons about mindful parenting.

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Caroline Adderson on Richard Outram's "Mogul's Eye"

Shambhala Sun, November 2010, Volume Nineteen, Number 2. Available on newsstands beginning in October 2010.

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