Twenty-First-Century Buddhists in Conversation - Table of Contents

Leading voices of Buddhism discuss issues and ideas important to Buddhists in the twenty-first century.

 

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Editor’s Preface
A Brief Note on the Buddhadharma Forum Panels

Buddha: The Practice

1. Face-to-Face with the Buddha: The Teacher-Student Relationship
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Sharon Salzberg
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

2. The First Awareness: Meditating on the Body
Cyndi Lee
Phillip Moffitt
Reginald Ray
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

3. Space and Stillness: Varieties of Formless Meditation
Patricia Dai-en Bennage
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Gaylon Ferguson
Ven. Ajahn Sumedho

4. All Part of the Practice: Obstacles and Their Antidotes
Judith Simmer-Brown
Ezra Bayda
Kamala Masters

5. The Wisdom of Energy: Bringing Emotions to the Path
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Sharon Salzberg
John Tarrant, Roshi
Judith Simmer-Brown

6. Off the Cushion: Theravāda Practice in Daily Life
Gil Fronsdal
Marcia Rose
Michael Grady

7. Poison, Fuel, or Medicine? The Sense Pleasures
Bhante Piyānanda
Sojun Mel Weitsman, Roshi
Reginald Ray
Miranda Shaw

8. A Quiet and Secluded Place: Going on Retreat
Guy Armstrong
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei

9. Transforming the Kleśas: The Main Work of Meditation
Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Ringu Tulku
Guy Armstrong

10. At the End: The Practice of Old Age and Death
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Frank Ostaseski
Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi
Ven. Ajahn Amaro

Dharma: The Teachings

11. More than Just Sitting: The Importance of Study
Bhante Gunaratana
John Daido Loori, Roshi
Georges Dreyfus
Christina Feldman

12. How Does Suffering End? The Meaning of the Third Noble Truth
Andrew Olendzki
Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Gaylon Ferguson

13. Rebirth and Free Will: How Buddhists Understand Karma
Ven. Ajahn Amaro
Robin Kornman
Zoketsu Norman Fischer

14. Training the Mind and Heart: The Lojong System
Ken McLeod
B. Alan Wallace
Judy Lief

15. Do Buddhists Pray? Asking for Help in a Nontheistic Religion
Mark Unno
Reverend Shohaku Okumura
Bhante Seelawimala
Sarah Harding

16. Dropping Body and Mind: Understanding Dōgen
Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei
Taigen Dan Leighton
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Steven Heine

17. Healthy Ego vs. Nonego: Can Psychology Help Buddhist Practitioners?
Jack Kornfield
Harvey Aronson
Judy Lief

18. The Tantric Experiment: Bringing Vajrayāna to the West
Anne Carolyn Klein
Larry Mermelstein
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

19. Dzogchen: The Great Perfection
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Marcia Schmidt
Ron Garry

Sangha: The Community

20. Dharma for All: Diversity in American Buddhism
Charles Prebish
Paul Haller
Marlene Jones
Guy McCloskey

21. Who Will Take the Dharma Seat? Choosing and Training Teachers
Jack Kornfield
Yvonne Rand
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Richard Shrobe
Ven. Ajahn Amaro

22. The Practice of Śīla: Ethics and Morality in Modern Buddhism
Lama Palden Drolma
Andrew Olendzki
Zoketsu Norman Fischer

23. Words and Essence: The Challenges of Translation
Francisca Cho
Elizabeth Callahan
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Larry Mermelstein

24. San Francisco Zen Center: A Case Study in Building American Buddhism
Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Myogen Steve Stücky
Mary Morgan

25. Still Work to Be Done: Women in Western Buddhism
Grace Schireson
Rita Gross
Christina Feldman
Lama Palden Drolma

26. Monks, Nuns, and Yogis: The Need for Full-Time Practitioners
Robert Thurman
Judy Lief
Joseph Goldstein

27. Engaged Buddhism: How Political Is the Dharma?
David Loy
Joan Sutherland, Roshi
Mushim Ikeda

28. Where Do We Go from Here? New Generations of Buddhists
Sumi Loundon Kim
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Rod Meade Sperry
Iris Brilliant

Contributors
Index