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Nothing Holy about It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are
Apr 30, 2015
This book falls into the genre of what I call "Zen Upper Rooms"', named for the Upper Room devotion-a-day booklets distributed at many Christian churches ... short chapters that work well for one-a-day reading. What distnguishes this one are the poignant reminiscences of the author about his teacher, the American Zen pioneer Shunryu Suzuki, and life in one of the earliest U.S. Zen communities in San Francisco during the late 1960s. Could have been just a random collection of anecdotes and stories, but well-organized, warmly written, and inspiring. Will stand up very well to periodic re-reads over time, as the best of books in this genre tend to do.
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April 30, 2015 – Started Reading
April 30, 2015 – Shelved
May 10, 2015 – Finished Reading