Gifts of the Spirit : Living the Wisdom of the Great Religious Traditions
A landmark contribution to popular spirituality, "Gifts of the Spirit" mines the depths of the world's great spiritual traditions to make their riches accessible to each of us. Philip Zaleski and Paul Kaufman show how we can transform the ordinary moments of our days and lives through everyday contemplative practice that endows them with greater meaning, clarity and joy. The authors draw on the wisdom of many of today's eminent teachers, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Ram Dass, Joseph Bruchac, Joan Halifax, Therese Schroeder-Sheker, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Mother Mary Clare Vincent, Kabir Helminski and Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man. Each chapter brings spiritual wisdom and practices, both Eastern and Western, to bear on all the elements of everyday living and life's key passages.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 187.5 x 233.9 x 19.8mm | 537.46g
- 15 Feb 1999
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, ports.
"Greet a friend, climb a hill, slice a radish..."Gifts of the Spirit" would have us understand that there are no ordinary acts: only windows onto grace, light, and glory that we haven't had the sense to open. A wise and lovely sourcebook."-- Carol Lee Flinders, author of "Laurel's Kitchen""A perfect companion for anyone seeking to fold spiritual wisdom into everyday life."-- "Publishers Weekly""A delightful guide to infusing the everyday stuff of our lives with meaning and value by drawing on the wisdom and practices of the great religious traditions."-- Richard Carlson, Ph.D., author of "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff"