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This Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  44 Ratings  ·  6 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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Boris Gregoric
Great quote from this book:

'I want to trust the aliveness of the moment and be able to follow the unfolding long enough to come to some new place. i don't want to write about what I know. I want to write about what I don't know —about the passionate and beating heart of things that takes no fixed form'.


...these are homey, humble, suburban north(east) american's zen reflections. one chapter, 'instructions for an ordinary symphony' though was totally lost on me. a failed attempt at surrealism? w
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Dan Gray
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Les
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Danielle
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Need to buy this one. Every two-page essay gave me something to think about. Definitely worth dipping into over and over again.
Jordan
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddhism
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.
Jason
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.
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