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Best Buddhist Writing 2010

Best Buddhist Writing 2010
Here is this year's installment in the series Publishers Weekly says "does a great service by highlighting views and themes as they modulate with each passing year." The Best Buddhist Writing 2010 is an eclectic, inspiring collection of writings from the Buddhist perspective. Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, North America's leading Buddhist-inspired magazine, the essays, articles, and interviews in this anthology offer an entertaining mix of writing styles and reflect on a wide range of issues.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2010 includes:

- A question and answer session between children and Thich Nhat Hanh
- Stan Goldberg on becoming a hospice volunteer, shortly after his own diagnosis of prostate cancer

- Buddhist author and death-row inmate Jarvis Jay Masters on experiencing a few unexpected hours of freedom

- Jan Chozen Bays on eating mindfully

- Norman Fischer contemplates the death of his best friend

- Meditation instructions from Tibetan teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

- Sylvia Boorstein on the deep human connection that emerges when we engage with the joy and suffering of others

- Carolyn Rose Gimian on the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's advice to "smile at fear"

- Gaylon Ferguson on recognizing our natural wakefulness

- Pema Chodron on being open to the opportunities that arise when we experience pain and discomfort in our lives

- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on finding joy in the midst of life's difficulties

- Steve Silberman's account of love, prejudice, Buddhism, and marriage

- Mary Pipher on moving past despair

- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on meditation that directs our thoughts and intentions in a positive direction

- Jaimal Yogis on his misguided attempt to use Zen to improve his surfing

- Lauren Fraser on the Zen-inspired cooks who have influenced the way we cook and eat

- And much more

Publication Date: 
September 28, 2010

Paperback Fiction

Magnolia Palace
By: Davis, Fiona
Love of My Life
By: Walsh, Rosie
Violeta [English Edition]
By: Allende, Isabel
Mouth to Mouth
By: Wilson, Antoine
Ballad of Perilous Graves
By: Jennings, Alex
How High We Go in the Dark
By: Nagamatsu, Sequoia
Notes on an Execution
By: Kukafka, Danya
By: Lloyd, Ellery
By: Otsuka, Julie

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Chuck Berry
By: Smith, Rj
Empire of Ice and Stone
By: Levy, Buddy
Polar Exposure
By: Aston, Felicity
By: Bono
By: Keltner, Dacher
Rough Sleepers
By: Kidder, Tracy
By: Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
Children of the State
By: Hobbs, Jeff
Guest at the Feast
By: Toibin, Colm

Hardcover Fiction

How to Sell a Haunted House
Author: Hendrix, Grady
In the Upper Country
Author: Thomas, Kai
Author: Paull, Laline
Hell Bent
Author: Bardugo, Leigh
Moonrise Over New Jessup
Author: Minnicks, Jamila
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone
Author: Stevenson, Benjamin
Small World
Author: Zigman, Laura
After Sappho
Author: Schwartz, Selby Wynn
This Other Eden
Author: Harding, Paul