The Buddhist teaching that life is suffering ought to prepare us for the world we live in, yet when we're confronted with suffering, we are often surprised or outraged, asking, "Why is this happening?" The dharma teaches that if we look closely and correctly at reality, it is possible to see why there is so much suffering, thereby making it possible to transform and heal our pain. This issue of the Mountain Record, "Within Darkness, Light," explores the terrain of good and evil by grappling with them at the source: our own mind and body. Featured are Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei and Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei. Includes writings by Sharon Salzberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, Nelson Mandela, Henri Nouwen, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.