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Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up

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This engaging contemplation of maturity addresses the long neglected topic of what it means to grow up, and provides a hands–on guide for skilfully navigating the demands of our adult lives.

Growing up happens whether we like it or not, but maturity must be cultivated. Challenged to consider his own sense of maturity while mentoring a group of teenage boys, Fischer began to investigate our preconceptions about what it means to be "an adult" and shows how crucial true maturity is to leading an engaged, fulfilled life. Taking Our Places details the marks of a mature person and shows how these attributes can help alleviate our suffering and enrich our relationships. Discussing such qualities as awareness, responsibility, humour, acceptance, and humility, Fischer brings a fresh and at times surprising new perspective that can turn old ideas on their heads and reinvigorate our understanding of what it means to be mature.

Synopsis:

This engaging contemplation of maturity addresses the long neglected topic of what it means to grow up, and provides a hands-on guide for skilfully navigating the demands of our adult lives.

Growing up happens whether we like it or not, but maturity must be cultivated. Challenged to consider his own sense of maturity while mentoring a group of teenage boys, Fischer began to investigate our preconceptions about what it means to be "an adult" and shows how crucial true maturity is to leading an engaged, fulfilled life. Taking Our Placesdetails the marks of a mature person and shows how these attributes can help alleviate our suffering and enrich our relationships. Discussing such qualities as awareness, responsibility, humour, acceptance, and humility, Fischer brings a fresh and at times surprising new perspective that can turn old ideas on their heads and reinvigorate our understanding of what it means to be mature.

Synopsis:

Growing up happens whether we like it or not, but maturity must be cultivated. Renowned Zen teacher Norman Fischer addresses this long-neglected subject, drawing upon insights from both the Buddhist and Jewish traditions in this accessible guide to skillfully navigating the ongoing demands of our adult lives.

Showing how crucial true maturity is to leading an engaged, fulfilled life, Fischer outlines the characteristics of a mature person, demonstrating how these attributes can help us successfully negotiate the challenges we face and enrich all of our relationships. Exploring essential qualities such as awareness, responsibility, humor, acceptance, and humility, Taking Our Places brings a fresh, necessary, and surprising perspective to what it means to be truly mature.

About the Author

Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, teacher, poet, former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, and founder of The Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization created to broaden the reach of engaged Buddhist practice. Fischer leads retreats and workshops across the country and in Canada and Mexico. He is the author of Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms, and has published several books of poetry. In addition to giving Zen lectures and retreats, he leads Jewish meditation classes and is also actively involved in interfaith dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060587192
Subtitle:
The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up
Author:
Fischer, Norman
Author:
by Norman Fischer
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Buddhist
Subject:
Eastern - Zen
Subject:
Eastern - Buddhism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20040504
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x.49 in. .36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This engaging contemplation of maturity addresses the long neglected topic of what it means to grow up, and provides a hands-on guide for skilfully navigating the demands of our adult lives.

Growing up happens whether we like it or not, but maturity must be cultivated. Challenged to consider his own sense of maturity while mentoring a group of teenage boys, Fischer began to investigate our preconceptions about what it means to be "an adult" and shows how crucial true maturity is to leading an engaged, fulfilled life. Taking Our Placesdetails the marks of a mature person and shows how these attributes can help alleviate our suffering and enrich our relationships. Discussing such qualities as awareness, responsibility, humour, acceptance, and humility, Fischer brings a fresh and at times surprising new perspective that can turn old ideas on their heads and reinvigorate our understanding of what it means to be mature.

"Synopsis" by , Growing up happens whether we like it or not, but maturity must be cultivated. Renowned Zen teacher Norman Fischer addresses this long-neglected subject, drawing upon insights from both the Buddhist and Jewish traditions in this accessible guide to skillfully navigating the ongoing demands of our adult lives.

Showing how crucial true maturity is to leading an engaged, fulfilled life, Fischer outlines the characteristics of a mature person, demonstrating how these attributes can help us successfully negotiate the challenges we face and enrich all of our relationships. Exploring essential qualities such as awareness, responsibility, humor, acceptance, and humility, Taking Our Places brings a fresh, necessary, and surprising perspective to what it means to be truly mature.

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