Dale S. Wright

‘From an authentic Buddhist point of view, it matters little whether something can be identified as “Buddhist” or not. What matters is whether what it says is transformative and whether the transformation it offers will enlighten and awaken out lives.’ (The Six Perfections)

This book has been very highly regarded around Zen Center, and several teachers have based whole practice periods on it, so I feel I am a little late to the game, just starting to read it now – it is helping inform my current class, and the things I plan to be speaking about when I go to England in September. This notion, from the introduction, reminds me of Dogen – and Suzuki Roshi – eschewing labels on the teaching.

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