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Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly • THE PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE
Fresh Bread, Ancient Recipes • Nalanda’s spirit of open inquiry is just what’s needed to keep Buddhism alive and vibrant in each generation.
Nalanda: Powerful Then, Powerful Now • JAN WESTERHOFF explores what we know about the days when Nalanda flourished and what the essential teachings that emerged from it mean for us now.
Stepping Stones of Emptiness • The teachings on emptiness were studied, debated, and refined at Nalanda. They come to life now, says GAYLON FERGUSON, in the progressive deepening of our meditation practice.
Vague? No. Ungraspable? Yes. • According to Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, the Heart Sutra, the best-known text of the Mahayana wisdom tradition, unfolds as a most unusual conversation that leads us to what lies beyond our concepts.
Profound View, Precise Conduct • ADRIENNE CHANG shows how Shantideva joined the way we see with the way we act in his classic guide to living the life of a bodhisattva.
The Boundless Energy of No-Self • ZOKETSU NORMAN Fischer on his deep love for Shantideva and how the great teacher’s insights lead us unavoidably to a path of vigorous service to the world.
From Brilliant Scholar to Wandering Yogi • Naropa, among the most revered figures in Vajrayana Buddhism, began as one of Nalanda’s foremost scholar–practitioners. ELIZABETH MONSON tells the story of his transformation from brilliant pandita to fierce and wild yogi.
The Journey to Where We Already Are • According to FRANCESCA FREMANTLE, Buddhist tantra is based on the simple proposition that we’re already where we need to be. We simply need to allow ourselves to truly realize it.
What Nalanda Can Do for Education Today • DAVID GERMANO suggests that forms of education that intermingle practice, inquiry, and open exchange—which Nalanda became famous for—can provide a great service to students in today’s world.
Buddhadharma • SPRING 2023 VOLUME 21 | NO 2