25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.98
List price: $16.95
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Religion Eastern- Tibetan Buddhism
2 Hawthorne Religion Eastern- Zen Buddhism

More copies of this ISBN

Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong

by

Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Lojong is the Tibetan Buddhist practice that involves working with short phrases (called "slogans") as a way of generating bodhichitta, the heart and mind of enlightened compassion. Though the practice is more than a millennium old, it has become popular in the West only in the last twenty years or so—and it has become very popular indeed, because it's a practice that one can fit very well into an ordinary life, and because it works.Through the influence of Pema Chödrön, who was one of the first American Buddhist teachers to teach it extensively, the practice has moved out of its Buddhist context to affect the lives of non-Buddhists too.

It's in this spirit that Norman Fischer offers his commentary on the lojong slogans. He applies Zen wisdom to them, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of resonant practices throughout the spiritual traditions. He shows lojong to be a wonderful method for everyone, including those who aren't otherwise interested in Buddhism, who don't have the time or inclination to meditate, or who'd just like to morph into the kind of person who's focused rather than scattered, generous rather than stingy, and kind rather than thoughtless.

About the Author

Norman Fischer is Senior Dharma Teacher at San Francisco Zen Center, where he was abbot from 1995 to 2000, and he is currently the director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing the Zen perspective to the world outside Zen, including to Christian and Jewish religious settings. He is a highly regarded poet and translator, and his numerous books include Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms, Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up, and Sailing Home: Using Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611800401
Author:
Fischer, Norman
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.4 x 0.48 in 0.5 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Don't Believe Everything You Think:... Sale Trade Paper $8.98
  2. Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac... Used Trade Paper $12.50
  3. Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. Cutting for Stone Used Trade Paper $10.50

Related Subjects


Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Tibetan Buddhism
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Zen Buddhism
Religion » Eastern Religions » General

Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.98 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Shambhala Publications - English 9781611800401 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.