Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation
By Susan J. Stabile
The idea of Christians learning from Buddhism and Buddhist meditation is not a new one. Meditation practices from outside of the Christian tradition have been used by Christians to great benefit for a long time.
Growing in Love and Wisdom draws from a particular form of Buddhist meditation – Tibetan analytical meditations – to present fifteen meditations for Christians. These meditations are based on the experience of the author, who spent 20 years as a Buddhist before returning to her Christian roots. Many of the meditations are aimed at the development of love and compassion or forgiveness, or have the goal of helping us to rid ourselves of disordered attachments to things of this world – goals that are as valuable for Christians as they are for Buddhists. Each meditation contains a helpful commentary that explains the goal of the meditation and addresses common hindrances todoing that meditation. Both the similarity of approach between Tibetan analytical meditations and some forms of Christian meditation, and the aims of the particular meditations adapted, make them particularly suitable for Christian prayer. The basis of that conviction is explored in the early chapters of the book.
Susan J. Stabile
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