“The Great Way is not difficult

for those not attached to preferences.

When neither love nor hate arises,

all is clear and undisguised.”

 

– Jiànzhì Sēngcàn
(Third Zen Patriarch in China)

 

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Thank-You Letters from Our Incarcerated Friends

GBF Dedication of Merit

By the power and truth of this practice,

May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness;

May all be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow;

May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is without sorrow;

And may all live in equinimity, without too much attachment or too much aversion, believing in the equality in all that lives.

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Archive of Past Issues

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2022_1-Spring-Jokai-Blackwell-Manjusri-Morphs-into-Hotei.pdf

2021_4-Winter-Eugene-Cash-Dukkha-and-Grace.pdf

2021_3-Fall-Ryuko-Laura-Burges-Busyness.pdf

2021_2-Summer-Trip-Weil-The-Buddhas-Last-Words.pdf

2021_1-Spring-Paul-Rosenblum-Connectedness-in-Each-Moment.pdf

2020_4-Winter-Dorothy-Hunt-Peace.pdf

2020_3-Fall-Vinny-Ferraro-Buddhist-Practice-in-Covid-Time.pdf

2020_2-Summer-Trip-WeilShelter-in-Place-as-Dharma-Practice.pdf

2020_1-Spring-Donald-Rothberg-The-end-of-Dukkha.pdf

2019_4-Winter-John-Martin-Trusting-the-Heart.pdf

2019_3-Fall-Larry-Robinson-Participating-Joyfully-in-the-Suffering-of-the-World.pdf

2019_2-Summer-John-Martin-The-Three-Types-of-Happiness.pdf

2019_1-Spring-James-Baraz-Awakening-Joy.pdf

2018_4-Winter-David-Lewis-Finding-Equanimity-in-Difficult-Times.pdf

2018_3-Fall-Pamela-Weiss-Why-Do-We-Practice.pdf

2018_2-Summer-Laura-Burges-Acting-on-the-Four-Noble-Truths.pdf

2018_1-Spring-Larry-Robinson-The-Four-Brahmaviharas.pdf

2017_4-Winter-Pamela-Weiss-Calm-Down-Wake-Up-Engage.pdf

2017_3-Fall-The-Sisters-Talk-Dharma.pdf

2017_2-Summer-Dorothy-Hunt-Becoming-Aware-of-your-Ridgepole.pdf

2017_1-Spring-David-Lewis-Kalyana-Mitta-on-the-Spriritual-Path.pdf

2016_4-Fall-Benjamin-Young-The-Kama-Vipaka-of-spiritual-practice.pdf

2016_3-Fall-Dorothy-Hunt-Intimacy-in-the-Moment-of-Experience.pdf

2016_2-Summer-Dale-Borglum-The-Heart-of-Buddhism.pdf

2016_1-Spring-Eve-Decker-Clarity-and-Love.pdf

2015_4-Winter-Tom-Moon-Moments-of-Awakening.pdf

2015_3-Fall-Pamela-Weiss-Being-Human.pdf

2015_2-Summer-Dale-Borglum-The-Joy-of-Taking-Refuge.pdf

2015_1-Spring-David-Lewis-Karma.pdf

2014_12-Harley-Shapiro-Four-Friends-in-Fellowship.pdf

2014_08-Donald-Rothberg-The-Anatomy-of-Ignorance.pdf

2014_06-Baruch-Golden-Right-Conduct-and-Sexuality.pdf

2014_04-Charles-Garfield-Make-Yourself-a-Light.pdf

2014_02-Joe-Goode-Buddhism-and-Art-Making.pdf

2013_12-David-Lewis-Dont-Believe-Everything-You-Think.pdf

2013_10-David-Lewis-The-Four-Noble-Truths.pdf

2013_08-Cathleen-Williams-Freedom-from-a-Buddhist-Perspective.pdf

2013_06-Justin-Hecht-Right-Livelihood-and-Individuation.pdf

2013_04-Harley-Shapiro-Journey-to-the-Bodhi-Tree.pdf

2013_02-Dale-Borglum-Fear-of-Death.pdf

2012_12-Wes-Nisker-Dharma-and-Science-of-Mind.pdf

2012_10-Larry-Robinson-Freedom-and-Happiness.pdf

2012_08-Sisters-of-Perpetual-Indulgence-Spirit-Incarnate.pdf

2012_06-Kevin-Griffin-What-Is-a-Buddhist.pdf

2012_04-David-Lewis-On-Dukkha-and-Sukha.pdf

2012_02-Carol-Newhouse-On-Right-Speech.pdf

2011_12-Larry-Robinson-Reflections-on-the-Heart-Sutra.pdf

2011_10-Tom-Moon-Buddhist-Practice-and-Anxiety.pdf

2011_08-Kevin-Griffin-Right-Effort.pdf

2011_06-Steven-Bulleit-Cruise-Control-Complacency.pdf

2011_04-Delbert-Collette-Why-I-Do-the-Things-I-do-.pdf

2011_02-Blanche-Hartman-Effort-Without-desire.pdf

2010_12-Neil-Grungras-These-Are-Our-Siblings.pdf

2010_10-Larry-Robinson-Freedom-and-Happiness.pdf

2010_10-David-Lewis-The-Four-Noble-Truths.pdf

2010_08-Jack-Morin-Healing-Shame.pdf

2010_06-Gary-Ost-Death-the-Third-Heavenly-Messenger.pdf

2010_04-Delbert-Ray-Collett-A-View-on-Vows.pdf

2010_02-Bill-Weber-Reflections-on-Service.pdf

2009_12-Don-Mohidin-My-Story.pdf

2009_10-Larry-Yang-The-Courage-to-Live.pdf

2009_08-Theres-No-Me-In-This-Service-and-the-Larkin-Street-Youth-Center.pdf

2009_06-Arrina-Weissman-Coming-Home-to-Ourselves.pdf

2009_04-Scott-Hunt-Ordinary-Mind.pdf

2009_02-Delbert-Ray-Collette-Reflections-on-Emptiness-and-Buddha-nature-.pdf

2008_12-Roger-Corless-Healing-Iternalized-Self-Hatred-Meditations-on-the-Lotus-Sutra.pdf

2008_10-Tom-Moon-Depression-and-Buddhist-Practice.pdf

2008_08-Joanna-Macy-In-a-Dark-Time-the-Eye-Begins-to-See.pdf

2008_06-James-Baraz-Awakening-Joy.pdf

2008_04-Pam-Weiss-Generosity.pdf

2008_02-Andrea-Fella-Anger-The-Second-Arrow.pdf

2007_12-Wes-Nisker-In-the-Karmic-Mix.pdf

2007_10-Tom-Moon-Buddhism-and-Reincarnation.pdf

2007_08-Jorge-Ferrer-Spirituality-and-Intimate-Relationships-Monogamy-Polyamory-and-Beyond.pdf

2007_06-Delbert-Ray-Collett-Defining-Zhi-De.pdf

2007_04-Roger-Corless-1938-2007.pdf

2007_02-Furyu-Nancy-Schroeder-The-True-Self.pdf

2006_12-Roger-Corless-Christmas-is-for-Buddhists-Too.pdf

2006_08-Blanche-Hartman-No-Time-to-Waste.pdf

2006_06-Susan-Moon-Practicing-Alone-with-Everyone.pdf

2006_04-Eric-Kolvig-Gay-Sexuality-and-the-Dharma.pdf

2006_02-Cathleen-Williams-Freedom-from-a-Buddhist-Perspective.pdf

2005_12-Delbert-Ray-Collett-An-Empty-View-on-Relationships.pdf

2005_10-Roger-Corless-A-Round-Trip-to-the-Bardo.pdf

2005_08-Ji-Sing-The-Bodhisattva-of-Encouragement.pdf

2005_06-Paul-Shepard-Thai-Diary.pdf

2005_04-Roger-Corless-Cancer-as-a-Dharma-Teacher.pdf

2005_02-Philip-Moffat-The-Dharma-and-Tennessee-Williams.pdf

2004_12-Roger-Corless-Treating-All-Living-Beings-As-Friends.pdf

2004_10-David-Holmes-Hidden-Treasure.pdf

2004_08-Blanche-Hartman-Effort-Without-Desire.pdf

2004_06-Steve-Peskind-A-Mind-A-Heart-A-Love.pdf

2004_04-Don-Wiepert-Prison-Dharma.pdf

2004_02-Steve-Peskind-Attachment-and-Aversion.pdf

2003_12-Roger-Corless-Healing-Internalized-Self-Hatred.pdf

2003_10-Kathleen-Williams-Digesting-the-Dharma.pdf

2003_08-Clint-Seiter-Should-GBF-Include-Women.pdf

2003_06-Jim-Wilson-Gratitude-Forgiveness-and-Bodhicitta.pdf

2003_04-David-Loy-Buddhist-Reflections-on-the-New-Gulf-War.pdf

2003_02-Donald-Rothberg-Becoming-a-Contemplative-Artist.pdf

2002_12-Wes-Nisker-There-Is-No-Way-Not-to-Be-Who-You-Are.pdf

2002_10-Kevin-Havener-Mecca-for-Buddhists.pdf

2002_08-Roger-Corless-Sex-for-Queer-Buddhists.pdf

2002_06-Diana-Elrod-Awakenning-Buddha-Within.pdf

2002_04-Scott-Hunt-Extraordinary-Mind.pdf

2002_02-David-Holmes-A-Proposal-for-GBF.pdf

2001_12-Roger-Corless-How-Does-Reincarnation-Work.pdf

2001_11-Carol-Newhouse-On-Right-Speech.pdf

2001_10-Roger-Corless-Buddhism-and-Violence.pdf

2001_09-Jim-Wilson-Chanting-as-Buddhist-Meditation-Practice.pdf

2001_08-Kevin-Havener-Notes-from-Cairo.pdf

2001_06-Jeffrey-Schneider-Mindfullness-and-Work.pdf

2001_05-Roger-Corless-Stumped-by-Stupas.pdf

2001_04-Terry-Stein-Prison-Justice.pdf

2001_03-Michael-P-McManus-Practice-of-Tonglen.pdf

2001_02-Tony-Richardson-Visualization-of-Home.pdf

2000_10-Robina-Courtin-Dharma-on-the-Frontline-2-of-2.pdf

2000_09-Robina-Courtin-Dharma-on-the-Frontline-1-of-2.pdf

2000_08-Tony-Richardson-Me-and-My-Lama.pdf

2000_06-David-Richo-Five-Givens-of-Life.pdf

2000_05-Darlene-Cohen-Practice-and-Paradox.pdf

2000_04-David-Richo-The-Lojong-Teachings.pdf

2000_03-Jim-Wilson-The-Four-Immeasurables-2-of-2.pdf

2000_02-Jim-Wilson-The-Four-Immeasurables-1-of-2.pdf

1999_12-Kevin-Havener-Buddhist-Cave-Temples-in-India.pdf

1999_11-Hal-Hershey-Eighth-Annual-Vajrapani-Retreat.pdf

1999_10-Paul-Shepard-Sex-and-Spirituality.pdf

1999_09-Katherine-Thanas-Finding-the-Muscle.pdf

1999_08-Jim-Wilson-Transcending-Autobiography.pdf

1999_07-Terry-Stein-Prison-Time.pdf

1999_03-Lee-Robinns-Conflicts-and-Healings-among-Gay-Buddhists.pdf

1999_02-David-Richo-How-Practice-Shapes-our-Sensitivity.pdf

1998_12-Jim-Wilson-Lineages-of-Buddhism.pdf

1998_11-Dexter-Young-et-al-Seventh-Annual-Vajrapani-Retreat.pdf

1998_10-Roger-Corless-Positive-Value-of-Negative-Precepts.pdf

1998_09-Thich-Nhat-Hanh-The-Four-Immeasurable-Minds.pdf

1998_08-Alan-Oliver-GBF-and-the-Challenge-of-Commitment.pdf

1998_07-David-Sunseri-et-al-GBF-Foundations-of-Buddhism-Class.pdf

1998_06-Kevin-Berrill-Looking-in-the-Mirror.pdf

1998_05-Nick-Kolivas-Buddhism-for-Beginners.pdf

1998_04-David-Sunseri-Gratitude.pdf

1998_03-David-Holmes-Our-Hidden-Gay-History-Book-Review.pdf

1998_02-Larry-White-Who-We-Are.pdf

1997_12-Roger-Corless-GBF-A-Case-Study.pdf

1997_11-Clint-Seiter-Vision-Request.pdf

1997_10-Randy-Connor-et-al-Japanese-gay-Buddhism.pdf

1997_09-Tom-Moon-Obstacles-to-Gay-Male-Intimacy.pdf

1997_07-R_Connor-Gay-Way-of-Buddhism-Alan-Oliver-GBF-Roots.pdf

1997_06-T_Johnson-Male-Buddha-of-Compassion-C_Osborne-Surviving-High-School-.pdf

1997_05-David-Sunseri-Relationships-and-the-Dharma.pdf

1997_04.pdf

1997_03.pdf

1997_02-Roger-Corless-Dharma-Quality-Control.pdf

1997_01-S_Peskind-Request-to-Dalai-Lama-C_Seiter-Dharma-and-Casual-Sex.pdf

1996_12-Jack-Kornfield-Stopping-the-War.pdf

1996_11-J_Gagnon-Meditations-in-an-Emergency-A_Oliver-Asian-gay-Buddhists.pdf

1996_09-Andrew-Hudson-More-Clouds-More-Water.pdf

1996_07-Alzak-Amlani-India-Through-Four-Eyes-and-One-Heart.pdf

1996_06-John-Daido-Loori-Clouds-and-Water.pdf

1996_05-A_R_Bomhard-The-Buddha-and-Homoseuality-A_Hudson-We-are-Family.pdf

1996_04-M_Marion-Grief-and-the-Path-to-Awareness-R_Corless-Sanga.pdf

1996_03-Special-Issue-A-New-Vision-for-GBF.pdf

1996_02-S_Joel-Michael-Gayness-in-the-Life-of-Buddha.pdf

1996_01-A_Oliver-No-Boundary-Buddhism-D_Chopra-Law-of-Pure-Potentiality.pdf

1995_12-Rob-Del-Re-Mindfullness-at-Work-G_Martin-Prayer-Karma-and-Practice-2-of-2.pdf

1995_11-R_Corless-The-Karmic-Thing-G_Martin-Prayer-Karma-and-Practice-1-of-2.pdf

1995_09-Khenpo-Karthar-Rinpoche-On-meeting-a-Spritual-Friend.pdf

1995_07-A_Oliver-Indras-Net-J_Krowka-Shasta-Abbey-S_Hunt-Hello-Dalai.pdf

1995_06-David-Holmes-Foundations-of-Buddhism-Study-Group.pdf

1995_05-Richard-P-Hayes-Why-Take-the-Chants.pdf

1995_04-Alan-Oliver-Moment-to-Moment-The-Crucible-of-Insight.pdf

1995_02-S_Peskind-Buddhist-Aids-Project-K_Thanas-Finding-the-Muscle.pdf

1995_01-Issan-Dorsey-Roshi-Mindfullnes-is-Not-a-Part-Time-Job.pdf

1994_12-Daishin-David-Sunseri-What-GBF-Means-to-Me.pdf

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