Deep Hope

Zen Guidance for Staying Steadfast When the World Seems Hopeless

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Diane Eshin Rizzetto
  • Boulder, CO: 
    Shambhala Publications
    , June
     176 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Nancy Menning forthcoming.


Amidst the barrage of the daily news cycle and the tumult of our personal lives, it may seem natural to contract out of fear or anxiety. But is there a way to face our lives and the world without closing off our hearts? There is such a path, says Zen teacher Diane Rizzetto. It can be reached through the teachings of the Buddhist paramitas or “perfections”—giving and receiving, taking skillful action, practicing patience, engaging effort, meditating, and seeing clearly. Filled with stories, teachings, student questions, and practices, Deep Hope demonstrates the possibility of living with a hopefulness that is grounded in the present moment—a practice of spiritual nourishment and deepening wisdom.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Diane Rizzetto is Abbess and Guiding Teacher of the Bay Zen Center in Oakland, California.



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