FALL 2008 ISSUE
COMPASSION ALONE IS NEVER ENOUGH
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS AND THEIR THREE ASPECTS
FEATURED ARTICLES BY
RIGHTVIEW QUARTERLY AUTHORS AND TEACHERS
The Soul of Buddhism
Mind, Karma, Rebirth and Buddhist Middle Path Philosophy
Dilemmas Along the Journey
A look at some of the challenges of a meditation practice and how to overcome them.
Notes for a Buddhist Transformation
Social and political strategies from a dharmic perspective.
Instructions for Zazen from the Soto Zen Text
Project, Stanford University
A presentation of Zen founder's teachings by Dogen scholar, Shohaku Okumura.
The senior disciple of the great Chinese scholar monk Master Yin Shun, explores concepts that are both grounded in the dharma and relevant to our interesting times:
Practicing With Addiction
We are all dealing with one kind or another of addiction;
the point is: once we are in the trap, how do we get out of it? Buddhism has some special insights to offer in answer to that question.
Master Ji Ru, abbott of the Mid-America Buddhist Association, is currently in silent retreat. These two articles were written for Rightview Quarterly prior to his seclusion.
Buddhist Life: A Philosophic Overview
Buddhist life can be divided into two orientations: one of self-development,which includes eight practices, and one of altruism, which includes four key teachings. Understanding these is what keeps practitioners on-track and balanced.
What Meditation Brings to Our Life
Meditation offers a practice for addressing the pains and suffering of daily life (dukkha).
Xianyang Carl Jerome
The traditional method of studying religious scriptures is suggested as a tool for deeper understanding of Buddhist sutras. This article examines the first line of the Diamond Sutra.
Ayya Khema. A highly respected Buddhist nun, teacher, and author offers insights into the nature of reality and how to practice with these teachings.
Renunciation isn't giving up we have; it's realizing we don't have anything.
Trading Candy for Gold
Intelligent choices can be more rewarding than may first appear.
A refutation of the notion that Buddhism is pessimistic.
Change: The Centerpiece of Practice
Much as we might resist it, change can be a catalyst for longterm happiness.