Selfless Love: Beyond the Boundaries of Self and Other by Ellen Jikai BirxSelfless Love: Beyond the Boundaries of Self and Other by Ellen Jikai Birx

Selfless Love: Beyond the Boundaries of Self and Other

byEllen Jikai Birx

Paperback | February 4, 2014

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Selfless Love shows how meditation can help us realize that we don’t love—we are love.

Gentle, elegant, and radically inspiring, Selfless Love presents a holistic, experiential meditative path that enables us to see beyond our preconceived notions of identity, spirituality, and humanity. Drawing equally from Zen parables, her experience as a mental health therapist, and the Gospels, Ellen Birx shows us that through meditation we can recognize that our true selves are not selves at all—that all beings are united in unbounded, infinite awareness and love, beyond words.

Recognizing the limitations of language in describing the indescribable, Birx concludes each chapter in the Zen tradition of “turning words” with a verse meant to invite insights.
Ellen Birx has a PhD in psychiatric nursing and for the past twenty-seven years has been a professor at Radford University. She is a Zen teacher and cofounder of New River Zen Community and a member of the White Plum Asanga and the American Zen Teachers Association. She is the author of Healing Zen and the coauthor, along with her husb...
Title:Selfless Love: Beyond the Boundaries of Self and OtherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:February 4, 2014Publisher:Wisdom PublicationsLanguage:English

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“This is a wise and intelligent book, clear-sighted and full of heart. Rooted in the listening silence of meditation and informed by her rich and varied experiences as nurse, educator, grandmother, Zen teacher and Christian, Ellen shows us that we are not separate from each other or from the earth. This is an eloquent exploration of love, God, nonduality, and living fully. I highly recommend it.”