Many people are taking positive steps to address the needs of the global community, but the magnitude of the task can be overwhelming. "Healing Breath" helps readers become socially active without being depressed or angry. It shows how the healing of one's own life can become the basis of the Earth's healing, and sheds light on Zen as a spiritual path that leads to healing in three dimensions: personal, social and ecological. In the process of describing the Zen way of life, the author considers various Christian expressions, symbols and practices, to show how they, too, point to the transformative and healing perspectives and experiences provided by Zen. Written equally for Christians, Buddhists and anyone who just wants to make a difference in the world, "Healing Breath" offers an integrated spiritual path with socially active, ecological engagement as the ground.
Ruben L. F. Habito served as a Jesuit priest in Japan under the guidance of the great spiritual pioneer Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle and studied Zen with renowned teacher Koun Yamada. He lives in Dallas.