Issue 162 | The Sun Magazine

May 1989

Readers Write

Breaking Up

Twenty-seven disembodied entities, Mars on a dark night, the Night Stalker

By Our Readers


Just because the spiritual master lets you call him by his first name doesn’t mean he isn’t dangerous.

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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

When The Teacher Fails

The press reported recently that Osel Tendzin, the successor to Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, has had AIDS for years. Tendzin made love with some of his students without telling them they were at risk, and passed the virus on to them and their unknowing partners.

By Stephen T. Butterfield
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Law Of Relation

(Part One)

I am in search of the autonomian, the laws that make themselves in a life, growing out of one’s own dilemmas: not the imposed law but the organic law, rooted in the whole mind and heart.

By Catherine Madsen

Lord Shantih

A seeker once approached the Lord Shantih to ask a question. But Lord Shantih was repairing his sandal strap, which had come loose.

By Thomas Wiloch

Man Made

Take note, Father, for I have sinned, for relentlessly thinking of his warm body while hers lies cold. For looking beyond this day and this tree-lined cemetery and expecting nothing. For feeling just the aching cold and ill-fitting shoes. For wanting to see his face and know the truth.

By Anna Schachner

Mary Unger, Empty

Mary waits at the foot of the stairs. She means to go up the stairs and back to bed but feels too exhausted to make the climb. 

By Scott Hewitt