Are Christianity and Buddhism just "two paths leading to the top of the same mountain" - or are they fundamentally irreconcilable? As Buddhism takes root in the West, this question arises with ever greater frequency, sparking intriguing discussions but eluding easy answers. These conversations between Robert Aitken Roshi and Brother David Steindl-Rast offer a fresh approach to the question, one that begins with the intimacy of everyday practice rather than with philosophical and theological concepts - and one that benefits from the respect and good-will the two friends bear for eachother's traditions., even as they challenge them.
Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B., is the author of A Listening Heart, The Music of Silence, and, with Fritjof Capra, Belonging to the Universe: Explorations on the Frontier of Science and Spirituality.
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