Selfless Love

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“In my opinion, love is the common element that all of humanity strives for. Ellen's exposition of selfless love shows how we can attain this. A wonderful book. I heartily recommend it.”
— Bernie Glassman, cofounder of the Zen Peacemaker Order and author of The Dude and the Zen Master


Beyond the Boundaries of Self and Other

Ellen Jikai Birx

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.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages, 5.00 x 8.00 inches
  • $15.95
  • ISBN 9781614290759
  • ebook
  • 248 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614290940
about the author
Selfless Love

Ellen Birx, a Zen teacher, has a PhD in psychiatric-mental health nursing and for the past twenty years has been a professor at Radford University. She is the author of Healing Zen.

Other books by Ellen Jikai Birx:
Waking Up Together

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