Book review: The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 (Melvin McLeod et al, editors)

Via Todd Mayville
on Dec 16, 2009
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The editors of Shambhala Sun have again assembled a collection of essays and book excerpts spanning a wide range within the realm of Buddhist writers.  A collection of book excerpts and reprints of articles/essays from Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, and Tricycle magazines, this comprehensive text gathers thoughts and texts from such writers as Jack Kornfield, Thich Nhat Hahn, Phillip Moffitt, Pema Chodron, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, and many others into one anthology.

From the heart-wrenching “The Blue Poppy” by Kathleen Willis Morton to essays on environmentalism and ecology, The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 spans the entire experience of Buddhist life and thought.  From Shambhala Publications and available from your local, independent bookseller.  (Shop local, shop independent, and tell ’em you saw it on Elephant Journal!)


About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


2 Responses to “Book review: The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 (Melvin McLeod et al, editors)”

  1. This one is already on my reading list, I think from a previous mention by you, if I'm not mistaken.

    It will be and important part of my learning about Buddhism.


    Bob Weisenberg

  2. […] Hahn, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Pico Iyer and others. Update: This review is up now, too.  Here it […]