Buddhism and Friendship

by Subhuti with Subhamati

Spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life.
The Buddha

In what way is spiritual friendship the whole of the spiritual life? How does it support our spiritual growth? Why do so many discussions of Buddhism overlook it?

In Buddhism and Friendship, Subhuti considers these questions by delving into teachings and stories from the Buddhist scriptures as well as by drawing on Western thinkers and personal experience of friendship on the Buddhist path.

The author invites us to develop a wide and deep understanding of spiritual friendship, encompassing relationships not only with teachers but also with our peers. Buddhism and Friendship offers practical ways for us to cultivate, deepen and extend our friendships, so that they can inspire and shape our spiritual lives.

Explore the riches of intimacy, respect, trust and mutual support that friendship at its best can bestow.

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 1899579621
List Price: $14.95

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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings – that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.
The Buddha

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