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This Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This Truth Never Fails is a playful yet well-grounded narrative of a year in the life of an unusual Zen master. Far from the silent and detached stereotype of Zen teachers, Rynick writes with disarming humor, offering both the struggles and the joys of ordinary life as opportunities for insight. Anyone looking for inspiration to bring a simple spiritual awareness into thei...more
ebook, 248 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Wisdom Publications (first published June 5th 2012)
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Dan Gray
Bought this one directly from the author - very neat guy, humble, sincere, powerful. He led a Zen meditation class at the UU church in Providence. This collection of memoirs is a good read on its own - even better when you get a chance to hear David's voice and can imagine him reading you these pages.
This is a great little book. Its a collection of short essays by the author that illustrates the precepts and ideas of Buddhism using events in his own life. This book makes Buddhism more practical and accessible than books that focus primarily on philosophy.
A quite enjoyable light collection of very short pieces espousing a very Zen approach to life. I loved reading a few of these a night (they are only 1-2 pages each). Very uplifting.
Rynick reminds us of the gift of being still and the ridiculousness of the restless mind. This book was a good reminder of the important things.
Need to buy this one. Every two-page essay gave me something to think about. Definitely worth dipping into over and over again.
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