Monday, July 21, 2014
Mix and Match Zen & Judaism
Brenda Shoshanna has written a gentle book combining orthodox Jewish practice with Zen, in Zen and the Art of Judaism. For people looking to integrate a truly contemplative guide to Judaism into their lives, this is a great source. Obviously, it relies heavily on Zen, using Zen practices and world-view(s) as the framing mechanism for the whole book.
If you are not bothered about mixing your Judaism with other currents, this is a fine book for just such a venture.