Zen and the Spiritual Exercises

Zen and the Spiritual Exercises

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The practices of the East meet those of the West in this intriguing book on the relationship between Zen meditation and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Ruben Habito, a Zen Master as well as an expert in Ignatian spirituality, brings these two hallowed paths to enlightenment together in this intriguing book designed not only for believers in either tradition, but for seekers and beginners as well. Both comparing and contrasting Zen traditions of meditation and enlightenment with St. Ignatius' famous Exercises for attaining Divine Love, Habito offers suggestions on how the two traditions share the same goals and how each might benefit from the other or from their shared practice. As the reader follows Habito through the stages of purgation of false desires, illumination of one's true path, and the generous desire to give back what one has been given through the Divine, Habito shares illuminating and instructive stories, literary and spiritual reflections, and thought-provoking ways on how to update Zen and Ignatian spirituality to meet the needs and desires of a contemporary seeker.In Ignatiusa#39;spreliminary guidelines to his map for the inward journey, called the a€œ Annotations, a€ he defines a€œspiritual exercisesa€ as every way of examining onea#39;s conscience, of meditating, contemplating, of praying vocallyand mentally, and otheranbsp;...

Title:Zen and the Spiritual Exercises
Author:Ruben Habito
Publisher:Orbis Books - 2014-04-10


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