SHAMBHALA SUN: Buddhism, Culture, Meditation, Life
I just found this magazine by chance while sitting in Barnes and Noble! Does anyone read it? I have read Tricycle before on numerous occasions, and his appears to be another quality, non school specific, Buddhist magazine.
What is great about these magazines, besides the wisdom and insight from contributors and collections of direct teachings from Buddha, are the advertisements.
Crazy right? But hear me out! These ads are marketed at Buddhists from Buddhists. They include various temples which might be near you and you never knew! Retreats, classes and lectures from various teachers. Reputable websites to purchase meditation tools or, for those schools that have them, alter pieces and tools. There are ads for other Buddhist books, for vegetarian cookbooks, organic and low impact lifestyle goods, and so much more!
These magazines are wholesome and good karmic seeds all around. Even if you disagree with some of the contributors or such, you can send letters to the editor and get a good discussion going!
I am always excited to see Buddhist practice made easier for Western students who are lucky in so many ways, but often lacking in dharma around their everyday lives !