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Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis

Lovely, lovely book. Dr. Susan Murphy is the founding teacher of the Zen Open Circle in Sydney, Australia, dharma heir of John Tarrant Roshi (Pacific Zen Institute) and Ross Bolleter Roshi (Diamond Sangha - Robert Aitken), a radio producer, a film director - and a terrific writer. Hard to pick only a few illustrative passages, but:

"The crisis facing us all right now is a tremendous koan set for us by the earth, speaking to us plainly but in words we cannont yet fully comprehend, caught as we are in the frame of the past that cannot conceive of this emergency. To respond we need to free ourselves from a too narrow sense of self, and an unquestioned assumption of self-entitled priority as a species."

"I see the great adventure of our time as not losing heart or going crazy but regaining humanity in the course of fighting for a planet where our children's children can safely flourish".

Me, too. This a great book, and I highly recommend it, and you can buy it here

[NOTE: Beautiful cover design by Gopa & Ted2, Inc].

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