Download Wholehearted Parenting: Caoshan's Love Between Parent and Child Audiobook

Wholehearted Parenting: Caoshans Love Between Parent and Child Audiobook, by John Daido Loori Roshi Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: John Daido Loori Roshi Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Dharma Communications Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN:
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

The moment a child is born, a parent is created; you can't have one without the other. Daido Roshi explores the love between parent and child, and the complete intimacy that exists between the two. We see this intimacy in the way children mirror their parents, the way children reflect how we use our body, speech, and mind. We also reflect our children, and over time the relationship shifts until one day the parent becomes the child. A true understanding of the nature of this relationship, of the nature of self and other, can help us deal with the challenges of parenting in an entirely new way. Daido Roshi also points out how the parent-child relationship mirrors the relationship between teacher and student, and he describes the stages of this relationship in Zen training. This intriguing exploration of the self and other offers a fresh perspective on achieving unity with ourselves, our family, and the entire world around us.

Zen Buddhism emphasizes zazen, or seated meditation, as the means to study the self and understand who we truly are. Dharma talks are an essential aspect of Zen training and take place in the context of zazen. Said to be dark to the mind and radiant to the heart, a dharma talk is one of the ways in which a teacher points directly to the heart of the teachings of the Buddha. In our meditation practice, it is easy to get lost in self-doubt, fantasy, numbness, and emotional agitation. Dharma talks help to ground our practice, providing inspiration and an essential recognition of exactly where we find ourselves, so that we can learn to face difficulties and obstacles with a free and flexible mind. This talk was given at Zen Mountain Monastery or the Zen Center of New York City of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, founded in 1980 by the late American Zen Master John Daido Loori, Roshi (1931-2009).

Download and start listening now!


Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review