Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path

A Life of Awakening

“A must read.”—Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka, International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies

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184 pages, 6 x 9 inches
$16.95
ISBN 9781614290490

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ISBN 9781614290605
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In his Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, Takamaro Shigaraki examines Shin Buddhism anew as a practical path of spiritual growth and self-transformation, challenging assessments of the tradition as a passive religion of mere faith. Shigaraki presents the core themes of the Shin Buddhist path in fresh, engaging, down-to-earth language, considering each frankly from both secular and religious perspectives. Shigaraki discloses a nondual Pure Land that finds philosophical kinship with Zen but has been little discussed in the West. With its unassuming language and insights drawn from a life of practice, Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path dispels the fog of misconception that has shrouded Western appreciation of Shin traditions to reveal the limitless light of Amida Buddha that reaches all.