We live in a time of great tumult and suffering. The wise among us know that we desperately need healing, not more blame, violence and greed. The Radiant Heart of the Cosmos: Compassion Teachings for Our Time invites us to begin the work of healing the suffering in our own lives and then in our communities and our world.
Through Penny Gill's conversations with Teachers Manjushri and Kwan Yin, we learn skillful ways to uncover our deeply defended hearts and then to recognize our own Heart Center, our portal to the Source of the great compassion streaming throughout the universe. The Teachers explain the intimate relationship between compassion and suffering, along with the importance of reclaiming our emotional lives and our access to the Divine Feminine. Restoring the balance between masculine and feminine energies will enable us to heal our Earth and recognize our interdependence with all of life
This urgent task begins in the heart of each one of us. In this complex, polyphonic text, Penny Gill and her Teachers encourage you to walk your own Spiral Path of healing—for yourself, for the world, and for the future we create in each moment.
Penny Gill was raised in Wisconsin, earned her PhD in political science from Yale University, and taught political science at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts for more than forty years. The Mary Lyon Professor of Humanities, she also served as Dean of the College. She now lives in a small island community in Lake Superior, Wisconsin.