This 2011 edition of The Best Buddhist Writing is a thought-provoking mix of the most notable and insightful Buddhism-inspired writing published in the previous year. It includes Karen Miller's story of love, marriage, and dishes; Joanna Macy on the First Noble Truth and healing from the legacy of Chernobyl; Brian Haycock's taxi ride on the Dharma Road; and the Dalai Lama's manifesto on tolerance. Here too are Thich Nhat Hanh on healing the wounded child within, Rick Bass on the lessons of the Gulf oil spill, and Pico Iyer's insider's look at the heart of the Dalai Lama.
"It's the juxtaposition of overtly religious essays against explorations of everyday life that makes this volume such captivating reading."—Booklist