Saint Benedict's Rule—a set of guidelines that has governed Christian monastic life since the sixth century—continues to fascinate laypeople and monastics alike. Buddhist monks and nuns have been intrigued by Benedict's insights into human nature and by the similarities between Christian and Buddhist traditions. Now, through personal anecdotes and thoughtful comparison, four prominent Buddhist sch...
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Books (July 2, 2002)
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For anyone who has spent any time at all in a monastery (of whatever flavor) this is a must-read. From the commentaries of the four Buddhists on the Way of St. Benedict, to the powerful epilogue written by Brother David Steindl-Rast, a habitue and f...
ding Joseph Goldstein and Yifa—reveal how the wisdom of each tradition can revitalize the other. Benedict's Dharma is a lively and compelling dialogue which will appeal not only to Buddhists and Christians, but to anyone interested in rediscovering the value of an ancient discipline in the modern world. Edited by Patrick Henry, with a new translation of the Rule of Saint Benedict by Patrick Barry, OSB.