The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

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The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

Post by lindama » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:04 pm

Norman Fischer's new book, April 2019
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“A powerful exploration of the Buddhist practice of the Six Perfections, this extraordinary book points toward the great possibilities of goodness resting at the center of the human heart.”—Joan Halifax, author of Being with Dying

“A gentle, brilliant, and inspiring road map to a life of happiness and integrity for us individualistic and subversive thinkers who are weary of dogma and preaching.”—Kazuaki Tanahashi, author of Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crisis

“With poetic gesture and prompts from the Buddha’s teachings, beloved spiritual teacher Norman Fischer leads us on a well-seasoned path toward a kind of imagining of our world that goes far beyond our minds. In fact, we might fall into our own hearts along the way.”—Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, author of The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender

“This book illuminates the difference between unimaginative religion and the open vision of possibility that authentic religion enables. A unique contribution to a vital dimension of Buddhism, written by someone who has long practiced what he is teaching.”—Dale S. Wright, author of The Six Perfections and What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?
About the Author

Norman Fischer is a Zen priest, poet, translator, and director of the Everyday Zen Foundation. His numerous books include What Is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind, Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, and Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms.

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