The Dhammapada holds a special place in the hearts of those following the Buddhist path and is read and recited daily in temples and homes across the world. A collection of verses that the Buddha is said to have spoken on more than three hundred occasions, it is believed to be the most representative collection of his teachings.
Over the millennia, the Dhammapada has been translated numerous times, in various languages. But Geri Larkin wanted to find a rendition that rang true to an inner-city sangha. And so, she decided to embark on creating a contemporary rendition to be used at The Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple -- a new temple in the heart of Detroit. Staying true to its purpose, this fresh version of the beloved text points the way to living with both compassion and wisdom, and is the first Dhammapada to use intentionally inclusive language. Rendered simply and beautifully, the Buddha's teachings are complemented with inspiring stories about the surrounding community as well as the challenges of getting a temple and abbey off the ground in such an unlikely setting. The Still Point Dhammapada is a book for anyone -- lifelong practitioners as well as those new to Buddhism -- hungry for a contemporary rendition of the Buddha's teachings.