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Bring Me the Rhinoceros

And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life
Bring Me the Rhinoceros

Author(s) : Tarrant, John
Publishers Price : 14.99
Wisdom Price : 10.19(save 32%)
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ISBN : 159030618X
EAN : 9781590306185
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 196
Size : 192 x 138mm
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Published : 2008
Category : Zen: General
Synopsis:
New paperback edition. This marvelous book brings the heart of the Koan tradition out into the open, an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. Tarrant reminds us that the old wisdom remains as vital as ever, a deep resource available to anyone in any place or time.

"Here's a book to crack the happiness code if ever there was one. Forget about self-improvement, five-point plans, and inspirational seminars that you can't remember a word of a week later. Tarrnant's is the fix that fixes nothing because there is nothing to fix. Your life is a koan, a deep question whose answer you are already living - this is the true inspiration." Roger Housden.

"One of the best books ever written about Zen. But it is more than that: it is a book of Zen, pointing us to reality by its own fluent and witty example. John Tarrant has the rare ability to enter the minds of the ancient Zen masters as they do their amazing pirouettes upon the void and with a few vivid touches, to illuminate our lives with their sayings." Stephen Mitchell.

"You've never read a Zen book like this before. Having digested the traditional koan literature, which he has taught for many years, Zen teacher John Tarrant cheerfully goes beyond it. His koan re-tellings read like post-modern fiction, complete with anti-heroic characters, visible scenery, and attitude. Rather than the usual Zen mystique that treats koans as arcane meditation objects, Tarrant discusses them as open secrets that actually matter for our lives here and now." Zoketsu Norman Fischer.

"John Tarrant is one of the most interesting minds in American Buddhism. He weaves his deep immersion in Buddhist practice, Western psychology, and the arts into a unique yet completely authentic story of the Zen life and its mysteries." Melvin McLeod, Shambhala Sun.
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