xi, 140 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This book was born out of a teaching that Reb Anderson offered during a weekend retreat at the Mt. Madonna Center in 2011 entitled, "Working for the Welfare of the World." The retreat theme was the six paramitas, the basic forms of bodhisattva training. Following the retreat, one of the participants had a conversation with another participant, in which they discussed their experience of the weekend. They shared the view that the teachings had offered a comprehensive view of Zen practice that was new to them and included deeply helpful ways of understanding Zen practice within the context of daily life and family life. This shared vision was one of the main inspirations for the book"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction: the invitation -- The first heroic practice: the perfection of giving: a generous heart -- The second heroic practice: the perfection of ethics: a virtuous life -- The third heroic practice: the perfection of patience: radiant presence -- The fourth heroic practice: the perfection of enthusiasm: joyful effort -- The fifth heroic practice: the perfection of concentration: the Dharma gate of repose and bliss -- The sixth heroic practice: the perfection of wisdom: body and mind dropped off -- Epilogue: the appropriate response of a wind bell.
9781611806533 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1611806534 (pbk. : alk. paper)