"The inspiration that guided monks and nuns in ancient times is our own deepest incentive as we establish our practice in a world that desperately needs new forms of kinship and love."
— Robert Aitken
"Aitken’s title says it all. Encouraging Words will appeal to both beginning and advanced Zen lay students who seek to integrate their spiritual practice into everyday life. Curious readers will be rewarded, too. Here is a teacher both wise and practical in equal measure."
— RONN RONCK,
Encouraging Words was nominated for the Tricycle Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Buddhism in America.