Turning and Being Turned, A Zen Circle of Practice Realization: author talk with Paula Hirschboeck
Can changing your mind, change the world?
A discussion of Zen's approach to evolving into a kinder, wiser humanity in this current planetary crisis. Useful for anyone interested in meditation.
Prajnatara Paula Hirschboeck is the founder and guiding teacher for Sophia Zen Sangha in Madison. Previously, as a Professor of Philosophy at Edgewood College, she developed and taught “Philosophies of Earth,” “The New Universe Story,” “Change Your Mind, Change the World.” She co-founded the college’s Environmental Studies Program and a Madison interfaith spirituality center, “Wisdom’s Well.”
Prajnatara Paula's new book, Turning and Being Turned: A Zen Circle of Practice Realization, is a handbook for practicing Buddhist teachings, ancient and contemporary. It supports those who aspire to awaken within today’s Earth Emergency–the tipping point of losing the world as we know it.
This book reverses the popular impulse to “zen out” of our lives. It invites us to intimately “zen in.” Turning into practice is exactly the place to realize we are being turned by the ineffable Wisdom and Love of an evolving Universe. It enables the “Great Turning” of humanity’s potential for a wiser, kinder world.
Author Prajnatara Paula, guides us around the “Circle of Practice Realization” taught to her by her Soto Zen ancestor, Eihei Dogen. Glimpse inside the “zendo” to experience how Prajnatara and her students practice the four turnings of Dogen’s circle. Those curious about Zen and those already practicing will find generous support.