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Ambivalent ZenOne Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path review í 103 Lawrence Shainberg ¶ 3 free download read & download Ambivalent ZenOne Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path Mbition and presents a poignant reflection of the experiences faced by many Americans involved in the Zen movement. This takes a different approach from most Zen books it s much of a memoir of the author s life in which Zen practice plays a huge part than a discussion of the usual Zen issues Which is totally refreshing Shainberg got involved with Zen in the early 50s and over the course of the next four decades the book ends in the mid 90s practices with and meets a number of well known figures in the Zen world and his portraits of them here are not all flattering so there s a bit of a Shoes Outside the Door feel to the book

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Ambivalent ZenOne Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path review í 103 Lawrence Shainberg ¶ 3 free download read & download Ambivalent ZenOne Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path Seeking help with his basketball game Shainberg embraced Zen Buddhism in 1951 and was catapulted on a life long sp. This was such a fun and fascinating book I was ambivalent about Zen myself but I committed myself to it for six months and decided it s not for me so I thought this would be a good memoir to help me make sense of my experience Indeed there were many concerns I had that were confirmed from reading this bookZen is very strict even dogmatic and it is laser focused on eraticating ego It certainly makes one wonder what it would be like to really commit oneself to this practice in a serious way and that s what this man did He really went whole hog in the practice but his persistent ambivalence always made him worry that his sincerity was compromised along with the uality of his practice I d say it had since doubt is called one of the five hinderances in BuddhismNonetheless it s a fascinating journey this author takes you on You really see just how human some of these great teachers are and sometimes it seems like they re just as wrapped up in ego clinging as the rest of us Buddhism is hard work and Zen even so and that s all they get Of course I expect even of Zen practictioners than other Buddhist traditions because their practice is so much intensive I know better than to judge others when this practice is such a personal one but I can t help but wish for shining examples of what is possible The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics reading this bookZen is very strict even dogmatic and it is laser focused on eraticating ego It certainly makes one wonder what it would be like to Tall Man Riding really commit oneself to this practice in a serious way and that s what this man did He The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory really went whole hog in the practice but his persistent ambivalence always made him worry that his sincerity was compromised along with the uality of his practice I d say it had since doubt is called one of the five hinderances in BuddhismNonetheless it s a fascinating journey this author takes you on You The Big Golden Book of Poetry really see just how human some of these great teachers are and sometimes it seems like they Wild Man Creek rest of us Buddhism is hard work and Zen even so and that s all they get Of course I expect even of Zen practictioners than other Buddhist traditions because their practice is so much intensive I know better than to judge others when this practice is such a personal one but I can t help but wish for shining examples of what is possible

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Ambivalent ZenOne Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path review í 103 Lawrence Shainberg ¶ 3 free download read & download Ambivalent ZenOne Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path Iritual journey Alternately comic and reverential Ambivalent Zen chronicles the rewards and dangers of spiritual a. Very honest warts and all memoir of one man s struggles with his Zen practice

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Ambivalent ZenOne Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path
  • Lawrence Shainberg
  • English
  • 04 January 2019
  • 9780679772880