Reclaiming Wholeness

READINGS

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General Framing of Reclaiming Wholeness with the Six Paramitas

Read related chapter in these books each month:

  1. The Six Perfections: Buddhism & the Cultivation of Character by **Dale S. Wright (Main text)

  2. The Practice of Perfection: The Paramitas from a Zen Buddhist Perspective by Robert Aitken

  3. Pay Attention For Goodness Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart by Sylvia Boorstein

    Other Readings may also be added

3 Aspects for Healing Intense Dukkha / Reclaiming Wholeness

1.    Grounding and Stabilization 

Grounding: Safety & Bravery = knowing more clearly WHERE & HOW we think-we-know/believe AND having a sense of VOLITION now, fosters a sense of Stabilization. Stabilization supports/goes together with knowing inherent safety/confidence in one’s body, heart & mind NEEDS/values.

  • November: SHILA/morality/values = Grounding / Safety (& Introductions in each book)

  • December: DHYANA /concentration = Stabilization

  • Koan: Soma Rebukes Mara