...a book by a true Bodhisattva - an awake awakening being - who brings his compassion and insight to those with troubled hearts everywhere. ~ Rev. Saigyo Terrance Keenan, author of St. Nadie in Winter: Zen Encounters with Loneliness ...the hitch-hiker's guide to -bullshit Buddhism. ~ Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul A fine dharma book. Rich in anecdote, it guides the reader on a radical path of awakening. ~ Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder and Abbot of Upaya Zen Center 'Not Everything Is Impermanent' explores what it means to be a fallible human being in an imperfect world. It shows us how we can live a joyful and meaningful life supported by faith, compassion and wisdom. David Brazier points to the mystical core of Buddhism by bringing together the devotional heart teachings of Pureland and the paradoxical wisdom of Zen. His writings are grounded in a sound understanding of Buddhist doctrine, decades of spiritual practice and experience, and an ease in speaking to ordinary people about the problems we all encounter in our everyday lives. This is a book for theperson swimming through the ocean of samsara, calling out for light and assistance. It encourages us to look deeply and fearlessly beyond our immediate concerns and to aspire towards becoming true Bodhisattvas. The author is t afraid of controversy. Along the way he presents a critique of mindfulness and reinterpretations of some classic Buddhist teachings. His arguments are presented robustly, and we are encouraged to enjoy the debate and to agree or disagree with equal passion. Above all, this is a reassuring book. It doesn't flinch from looking at the difficulties and pain we encounter in life, but it shows us how even when alone we are connected, even in the midst of change we can rely upon our deepest intuition that transcends impermanence. This settled faith empowers us to reach outwards with compassion into the world, just as it is, just as we are. As he says, At the core of all is love.