The September 2011 Shambhala Sun magazine

The path of life is love — from loving ourselves, to intimate relationships, to love that embraces all beings. Our annual all-teachings issue offers Buddhist wisdom on bringing more love into your life.
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this issue's editorial:

Right Here With You

Shambhala Sun deputy editor Andrea Miller on truly enjoying love and celebration, but without getting "too sugary sweet." 


What's Love Got to Do With It?

She’s the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll. An unwanted child. A believer in the power of love. She's also a longtime Buddhist. Andrea Miller talks to Tina Turner.

Let Me Count the Ways

John Tarrant on Falling in Love: It was his first kiss, a moment when no one was running the show and no calculations were being made. In so many ways, love is like enlightenment.


Six Ways to Make it Work

After the honeymoon, real life sets in—budgets to balance, toilet seats left up, and in-laws coming for dinner—but if we practice the six paramitas, or transcendent perfections, we discover how to always live in love. Susan Piver on Being in a Relationship.

Waking Up Alone

Everything changes; nothing lasts. In matters of the heart this can be an especially difficult truth to wake up to. What do we do when the love story ends? Karen Maezen Miller on Breaking Up.

The Buddha in the Mirror

So much can happen if we have the courage to look at ourselves honestly. Carolyn Rose Gimian on Loving Ourselves.
PLUS: Norman Fischer on Practicing Together  and Judy Lief on Loving Everyone.

other voices Showing Up For Your Life

You're jealous or angry or lonely. Don't run from the feeling, says Pema Chödrön. Stay present.


Pema Chödrön: Her best from the Shambhala Sun

In Sync

When body and mind are synchronized, Sakyong Mipham says, we can live with grace and dignity, grounded and in harmony with the world around us.


Sakyong Mipham: His best from the Shambhala Sun

PLUS: "The Sleeping Bird" by Mark Krieger; "Beyond Fight or Flight," by Gabriel Cohen, and a Q&A with Lisa See.

barry boyce on "the mindful society"

Building Harmony

As a teachers of architecture, Peter Schneider and Kat Vlahos seeks to instill in their students an aesthetic of simplicity, quiet, and harmony.


MINDFUL: Living with Awareness and Compassion

This website from the publishers of the Shambhala Sun will help you bring the benefits of mindfulness practice into every aspect of your life.


Gods & Kings for Modern Times

Gaylon Ferguson reviews All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly, and To Uphold the World: A Call for a New Global Ethic from Ancient India, by Bruce Rich.

Books in Brief

Andrea Miller reviews Donna Quesada's The Buddha in the Classroom, Emily Hunter's The Next Eco-Warriors, Leza Lowitz's Yoga Heart, and more new releases worth your while.

about a poem

Michael Sowder on James Wright’s “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota”

Shambhala Sun, September 2011, Volume Twenty, Number 1.

ON THE COVER: Rose (Rosa 'Gemini') Photo by Brian Gadsby / Science Photo Library