Waking Up in America
Is it possible to balance our quest for enlightenment with our quest for pleasure? If so, what does the practice of an earthy enlightenment look like? And what, exactly is Hot Tub Zen?
These and other important matters are all addressed in this fresh, down-to-earth and often witty metaphysical memoir. Taub's uncommon exploration of our very modern and all too common spiritual dilemma - here the needs of the heart and our love of personal freedom appear to come up against our longing for spiritual freedom, and clarity. An American who works, and plays, with the wisdom of Buddhist teachings, Taub probes his own life experience to see how we must awaken within our own culture, and start not from some ideal place but from where we are.
Waking Up in America is a compelling exploration of the simple premise that we finally get to have a really good time once we are awake and paying attention to what's right in front of us.