Healing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a Wounded Earth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883449196
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Series: Ecology and Justice Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Glossary of Zen Terms
Introduction 1
1 Toward Healing: Tracing the Roots of Our Woundedness 5
Manifestations of Our Woundedness 5
Tracing the Roots of Our Brokenness 9
Four Noble Truths: A Buddhist Diagnosis 15
Salvation as Healing: The Christian Message 18
2 Taste and See: The Zen Way of Life 21
Four Marks of Zen 21
Three Fruits of the Zen Life 32
3 In Attunement with the Breath 38
Elements of Zen Practice 38
The Zen Teacher as Midwife 48
Rediscovering the Breath 51
The Breath as Connector and Healer 53
The Breath in Christian Spirituality 55
4 Awakening to True Selfhood 58
The Fundamental Question 59
The Koan Mu 60
The Dynamics of Self-Discovery 65
Hearing the Way 67
Single-minded Sitting 70
Cosmic Affirmation: God Is Love 73
The Treasure in the Field 75
5 Embodying the Way 77
Entering a Monastery 77
Having Breakfast 80
Washing One's Bowls 83
To Become as Little Children 86
The Wonder of a Cup of Tea 90
6 This Is My Body 95
Dropping off Body and Mind 95
This Very Body, the Great Wide Earth 99
Hologram: The Part Is the Whole 102
The Mystical Body of Christ 106
The Body Broken 110
Rekindling a "Burnout" 112
7 Coming Home: A Five-Point Recovery 116
Recovery of the Now 118
Recovery of the Body 125
Recovery of Nature 129
Recovery of Our Shadow 133
Recovery of the Feminine 138
Epilogue: Spirituality for a Postmodern Society 143
Notes 149
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