Norman Fischer - Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00pm
In Norman Fischer's new book, Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong ($16.95), he applies Zen wisdom to the fifty-nine slogans of lojong, showing how well they fit in that related tradition, but he also sets the slogans in the context of 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.

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.

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ISBN: 9781611800401
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Published: Shambhala - January 8th, 2013

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.