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Here’s the latest offering in the series Publishers Weekly called “a great window into the world of a small and articulate community shaping American spiritual practice.” Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 offers an entertaining mix of writing styles on a wide range of issues from a Buddhist point of view. Included are pieces by th ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Shambhala
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Sue Neudegg
A great collection of writings about Buddhism. Some very moving and others, like the interview with Tom Robbins, very amusing. In each, there is a varied premise of how Buddhism moves inherently away from the notion of 'religion' and more to a philosophical assistant to living.

I look forward to catching up with the other yearly collected volumes of Buddhist writings.
Kaye
Mar 27, 2014 Kaye rated it really liked it
The pieces inside this collection are solid, but there were three that were notable; so much so that I doubt I will forget them for a long time, if ever. The first was a tale of a woman bringing home her dying baby to care for him until his life finished. Heartbreaking, but lovely. The second was about a prisoner bringing Christmas into incarceration, and impacting an unloved prisoner's life. The third was a humorous story from Rabbi Rami Shapiro, discussing the trials of becoming "enlightened", ...more
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