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Buddhism of the Heart: Reflections on Shin Buddhism and Inner Togetherness
By: Jeff Wilson

Buddhism of the Heart, Jeff Wilson

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Author: Jeff Wilson
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780861715831
Publication Date: 2009

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Jeff Wilson started his walk on the Buddha's path as a Zen practitioner - taking up a tradition of vigorous self-effort, intensive meditation, and meticulous attention to rectitude in every action. But in Jeff's case, rather than freeing him from his suffering, he found those Zen practices made him nothing short of insufferable. And so he turned to Shin Buddhism - a path that is easily the most popular in Zen's native land of Japan but is largely unknown in the West.

Shin emphasizes an "entrusting heart," a heart that is able to receive with gratitude every moment of our mistake-filled and busy lives. Moreover, through walking the Shin path, Jeff comes to see that each of us ( himself especially included ) are truly "foolish beings", people so filled with endlessly arising " blind passions " and ingrained habits that we so easily cause harm even with our best intentions. And even so, Shin holds out the tantalizing possibility that, by truly entrusting our foolish selves to the compassionate universe, we can learn to see how this foolish life, just as it is, is nonetheless also a life of grace.

Buddhism of the Heart is a wide-ranging book of essays and open-hearted stories, reflections that run the gamut from intensely personal to broadly philosophical, introducing the reader to a remarkable religious tradition of compassionate acceptance.

Buddhism of the Heart: Reflections on Shin Buddhism and Inner, Jeff Wilson, Wisdom Publications, Paperback, 176 pages, $16.95

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