Be Still and Know
By: Ruben L.F. Habito
"This treasure plumbs the depths where Zen and the Bible meet, in the silence of pure love. Habito has crafted a new spiritual classic that will nurture the inner life for posterity." --Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, author, Dakini' s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism
"Ruben Habito was challenged by his own Zen teacher, Yamada Koun Roshi, to 'learn to use language that your Christian audience may readily understand.' In Be Still and Know, he has met that challenge beautifully; and we, his readers, whether Zen practitioners, Christians, or both, can be grateful for the treasures he has opened for us." --Patrick Gallagher, Zen teacher, Oak Tree in the Garden sangha, Toronto, Canada
"This volume would be well used in a world religion class or one on religious pluralism. The vocabulary (along with the author's clear
explanations) is accessible and he illustrates many abstract concepts
with engaging, often moving, stories." --Kenneth J. Zanca, in Catholic Library World
What has Jerusalem to do with the Bodhi Tree? This study of the relationship between the Christian Bible and Zen Buddhism is informed by the insights of an author who has vast experience with both. Ruben Habito, a Zen roshi as well as a Catholic spiritual director, uses his insights from years of talks at Zen retreats to inform this spiritual gem, focusing on the ways the practices of Zen can enrich Christianity, and vice versa. A treasure for all seekers, Christian and otherwise.
Ruben L.F. Habito, guiding teacher at Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, Texas, teaches at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He is the author of Experiencing Buddhism: Ways of Wisdom and Compassion (Orbis, 2005), Living Zen, Loving God (Wisdom Publications, 1995), Zen and the Spiritual Exercises (Orbis, 2013), and many other volumes in English and Japanese.