Zen Gifts to Christians, by Robert E. Kennedy

Robert Kennedy is an American Jesuit priest who immersed himself in the practice of Zen Buddhism during his years in Japan; after returning to the U.S., he did further Zen practice and was commissioned as a Zen teacher in 1991 and as a Roshi in 1997. A practicing psychotherapist and chair of the theology department at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey, Kennedy oversees a network of meditation centers in the New York metropolitan area, where Christians and others gather to practice Zen. In his earlier work, Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit (1996), he wove together Zen insights, Western poetry and Christian theology. Zen Gifts to Christians continues in this style, with attention to the traditional ten ox-herding pictures that illustrate various stages of the Zen journey.

 

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