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Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

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Buddhism-influenced essays, stories, and reviews by National Book Award winner Charles R. Johnson.

This wide and varied collection of essays, reviews, and short stories by the renowned author Charles Johnson offers incisive views on poltics, race, and Buddhism. Johnson notes that in his life the two activities that have anchored him and reinforce each other are creative pr
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Shambhala
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I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
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In this interesting and provocative little book, Charles Johnson self-identifies as a black / African American, an artist and a long standing Buddhist. What makes this commentary on Buddhist teaching provocative is its application to politics, and particularly the politics of black Americans. You just know we are going to be
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Charles R. Johnson is an American scholar and author of novels, short stories, and essays. Johnson, an African-American, has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as Middle Passage and Dreamer. Johnson first came to prominence in the 1960s as a political cartoonist, at which time he was also involved in radical politics. In 1970, he published a collection of cartoon
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