Safeguarding the Heart: A Buddhist Response to Suffering and September 11

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Lantern Books, 2002 - Religion - 130 pages
The horrific events of September 11, 2001, were stark reminders of the tenets central to the Buddhist concept of existence: that life is full of suffering, that everything is impermanent, and that everything in existence is connected. Buddhist nun Venerable Yifa explores these fundamental ideas by studying in detail what happened on that day, the causes and effects of what occurred from a spiritual perspective, and how we can learn from the tragedy to access even deeper spiritual truths.
 

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About the author (2002)

Venerable Yifa has been a nun at Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Taiwan since 1979. She received her Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale University in 1996. She has been provost at Fo Guang Shan Buddhist College and dean at Hsi Lai University in California and Taiwan. She is the author of The Origin of Buddhist Monastic Code in Song China and a contributor to Benedict┐s Dharma: Buddhists Reflect on the Rule of St. Benedict. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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