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2013 January Edition [This e-Magazine is accessible by subscribers only]

Table of Contents
Page 4/ Lead Article: Managing Anger in a Relationship by Venerable Thubten Chodron
Page 8/ Face to Face: Joy amidst Challenges of Being a Nun by Venerable Karma Tashi Choedron
Page 14/ Teaching: Is Depression Caused by Karma? by Ayasmā Kumāra
Page 16/ Teaching: Equanimity by Dr Gil Fronsdal
Page 19/ Teaching: The Fertile Soil of Sangha by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh
Page 21/ Teaching: Mindful Eating, Healthy Eating by Ven Faxun
Page 26/ Teaching: Advice from the Dalai Lama on Overcoming Negative Emotions by Benny Liow Woon Khin
Page 30/ Face to Face: Being Truly Happy by Ven Matthieu Ricard
Page 34/ Forum: Are Buddhists Passive?
Page 37/ Face to Face: Integrating Compassion & Emptiness by Venerable Barry Kerzin
Page 41/ WBC Feature: Basic steps towards spiritual practice – Reflections from World
Buddhist Conference 2012 by Lim Seow Yuin
Page 42/ News: Bhikkhu Bodhi and Bhikkhuni Ordination at Dharma Vijaya in Los
Angeles by Dr. Stephen Long
Page 44/ News: Kung fu nuns teach cosmic energy to CERN scientists
Page 45/ News: Battle-weary British troops find comfort in Buddhism by Ian Drury
Page 46/ Face to Face: Strict Discipline & Simple Living by Nina Yee
Page 50/ Teaching: The Gift of Gratitude by Ajahn Sumedho
Page 52/ Spotlight: The Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia by Chim Siew Choon
Page 56/ Book Review
Page 59/ Books in Brief
Page 59/ Dharma Aftermath: Whither The Dhamma? by Rasika Quek »

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Managing Anger in a Relationship »

Ven. Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by modern Buddhists. Benny Liow discusses with Ven Chodron some of the common questions many couples raised with regards to issues they face in a relationship, especially on how to manage anger. »

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Joy amidst Challenges of Being a Nun »

Venerable Dr. Karma Tashi Choedron is a Malaysian nun ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She obtained her Ph.D. in Environment and Resource Studies from Mahidol University, Thailand, and M.Sc. in Highway and Transportation Engineering, and B. Engineering in Civil Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She became a nun under Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche at Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery in Namo Buddha, Nepal, in June 2009. »

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Is Depression Caused by Karma? »

When having a discussion on the issue of depression, as a Buddhist monk, I’m often asked if it’s caused by karma. Since by karma the person asking most likely means “something bad I did in my past life”, I usually start off by saying, “I don’t know.” »

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Equanimity »

Equanimity, one of the most sublime emotions of Buddhist practice, is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. While some may think of equanimity as dry neutrality or cool aloofness, mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being. »

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