The Ground We Share: Everyday Practice, Buddhist and Christian

The Ground We Share: Everyday Practice, Buddhist and Christian

by Robert Aitken, David Steindl-Rast
     
 

These dialogues between American Zen master Robert Aitken Roshi and Catholic monk Brother David Steindl-Rast took place in a remote part of Hawaii in 1991. The result is the discovery of a surprising amount of common ground--shared experience that forms a solid foundation for more dialogue. "Important."--Parabola.See more details below

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These dialogues between American Zen master Robert Aitken Roshi and Catholic monk Brother David Steindl-Rast took place in a remote part of Hawaii in 1991. The result is the discovery of a surprising amount of common ground--shared experience that forms a solid foundation for more dialogue. "Important."--Parabola.

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Steve Schroeder
This is a lovely, engaging, insightful conversation between two important contemporary spiritual teachers and practitioners, one (Aitken) an American-born Zen master and the other (Steindl-Rast) a Benedictine monk. The conversation is drawn from a week-long retreat that Aitken and Steindl-Rast shared in Hawaii in 1991. They agree quickly to focus on "everyday practice" rather than on abstract conceptions of Buddhism and Christianity. The result is not a formal contribution to the growing body of Buddhist-Christian dialogue so much as an illuminating and multifaceted exploration of common ground--the sacred heart that beats at the center of a world shared by Christians and Buddhists. This volume offers a rare opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation between compassionate believers comfortable with their differences, fully engaged with each other, and fully engaged in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892436446
Publisher:
Liguori Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
272

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