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Through reflections on the Vietnamese Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the medieval Christian mystic, Meister Eckhart, writer Brian Pierce reveals the benefits of openness as a spiritual practice. By drawing analogies between Christian and Buddhist teachings, he identifies the common ground on which to grow in compassionate understanding and interfaith dialogue.
Blending Christian tradition with the concrete spiritual practices of Buddhism, this work emphasizes the importance of seeing with a contemplative and compassionate vision. By sharing accounts of individuals who transcended their own suffering to embrace a more compassionate and understanding view of others, Pierce celebrates the moments of harmonious communion that draw us together.
This beautifully written book is a model for respectful listening and a spiritual resource for prayerful meditation and scholarly study.
Brian J. Pierce, Dominican priest, is former Promotor of the Dominican Family in Latin America and the Caribbean and Assistant to the Master of the Order for the Contemplative Nuns of the Order. He has returned to full-time itinerant preaching. He is the author of Jesus and the Prodigal Son:The God of Radical Mercy.