The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender (Unabridged) The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender (Unabridged)

The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

What does liberation mean when I have incarnated in a particular body, with a particular shape, color, and sex?

In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of emptiness and appearance to bear on race, sexuality, and gender, using wisdom forged through personal experience and practice to rethink problems of identity and privilege.

Manuel brings her own experiences as a lesbian black woman into conversation with Buddhism to square our ultimately empty nature with superficial perspectives of everyday life. Her hard-won insights reveal that dry wisdom alone is not sufficient to heal the wounds of the marginalized; an effective practice must embrace the tenderness found where conventional reality and emptiness intersect. Only warmth and compassion can cure hatred and heal the damage it wreaks within us.

This is a book that will teach us all.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
NARRATOR
ZEM
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
03:42
hr min
RELEASED
2016
October 5
PUBLISHER
Wisdom Publications
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
178.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Josey86 ,

A Lovely Listen

This wasn’t exactly what I thought it was. I have no idea where I got the idea that this was a book on sex positivity. It’s a book on spirituality with some memoir mixed in. It’s not what I thought it was, but it’s still good. I especially liked her discussion of spirituality after childhood abuse. I was so happy to finally hear someone say that spirituality includes the body.

My one complaint about this book is that it claims only black people were enslaved on this continent. Unfortunately for the indigenous peoples encountered by the Spanish, this is not at all true.

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