Autumn Editorial

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
                                                                From The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Welcome all to this edition of Many Roads for Bodhicharya.

As I write, hurricane Florence is slowly moving across the Carolinas causing flooding and endangering lives in  unprecedented weather conditions.  The Mangkhut typhoon has reached Hong Kong with winds of 177 kph and with the death toll from landslides and floods still being assessed in the Philippines.

Of course, there are varied reactions to the change in climate.  That it is changing is accepted by most people:  Although the changes are beneficial for the English wine growers, the vintners in France are worried about wildfires and the effect on their vineyards.

Drought in Australia is affecting the farmers.  One sheep and cattle farmer has said, “We need to stick to the Paris agreement, we need to stop burning coal and we need to commit to more renewable energy,”  Meanwhile, in the USA, the revival of the coal industry is taking place.

NASA has published an uncompromising account of the evidence that global climate is changing for the worse.  An interesting publication takes us to solutions, Mitigation and Adaptation.

Individually, it is up to everyone to be aware of climate change and think how we can help in our proactive and small ways.

Below is an index of the recent articles sumbitted and procured.  All the best over the Autumn season and remember to send articles to manyroads@bodhicharya.org

PERSONAL STORIES
JEWS GRAVITATE TOWARDS BUDDHISM……ELLEN FRANKEL
BARDOS…….JAY RAO
EACH MORNING YOU AWAKE……JAIYA jOHN

FEATURES
PREPARING FOR DEATH…….RINGU TULKU RINPOCHE
GENERATING WATER FROM A BACKPACK…….GOOD NEWS
THE HEART SUTRA…….RONALD HIRSCH
AUTHENTIC GENDER EQUALITY…….KIM ROBERTS
TOFU SUSHI BOWL…….BBC RECIPE

POETRY
MORNING SILENCE…….MAEVE O’SULLIVAN
REMEMBER…….CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

BOOK REVIEW
A JOURNEY WITH BUDDHA’S DAUGHTERS….GWEN ENSTAM

HUMOUR
BUDDHIST HUMOUR…….VARIOUS CARTOONISTS

SHORT STORY
YOUR POLICY…….YESHE DORJE

VIDEO
TIGHT CONNECTION TO MY HEART…….SHIELA ANTIM
AUTUMN LEAVES…….YENNE LEE

We need your contributions for our next issue. Please send your articles, reviews, comments and creative outputs to:

manyroads@bodhicharya.org

 

 

Albert Harris:  editor

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