June 1 2012 Buddhism Newsletter
We are enjoying the first signs of summer here in California, with the weather finally getting warmer and the days longer. I hope you are enjoying our beautiful planet wherever you are, and whatever season it is for you! My first article is about the poetry form haiku, which traditionally centers around images in nature:
Haiku is one of the most revered forms of Japanese poetry, and the most famous haiku poets were Zen trained. This article provides examples of Zen haiku covering the Buddhist themes of impermanence, stillness, and sudden awakening.
I also have a new book review for you:
Book Review - A Unified Theory of Happiness
In 'A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life', clinical psychologist Andrea Polard offers a comprehensive but practical approach to utilizing both the best Western psychology and Eastern spirituality have to offer us in our own pursuit of happiness.
Also, if you are interested in the Empowering Your Feminine Energy Body Teleseminar that I mentioned to you in my last email, there's still 3 more days to sign up! This will be a powerful course, that combines some themes from Tibetan Buddhist teachings on feminine energy, as well as many other energy healing traditions. More information here:
I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!
Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
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