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Buddha Facing the Wall: Interviews with American Zen Monks (Paperback)

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By Sara Jenkins (Editor)
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Buddha Facing the Wall presents firsthand accounts of life in an American Zen monastery. Interviews with fifteen monks offer vivid personal glimpses of how everything about the monastery—from the daily schedule through meetings with the teacher to the silence itself—is designed to support the deep inner work that leads to spiritual transformation.

About the Author

Sara Jenkins worked as an art historian, director of an oral history project, and managing editor of a medical research journal before plunging simultaneously into freelance life and Zen Buddhism fourteen years ago. Since then she has occupied many points along the editorial spectrum, including copy editor, illustrations editor, nonfiction author's editor, book producer, and writer. She lives in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Cheri Huber is the author of 19 books, including There Is Nothing Wrong with You, When You're Falling, Dive,and Time-Out for Parents. She founded the Mountain View Zen Center in Mountain View, California, and the Zen Monastery Practice Center in Murphys, California, and teaches in both communities. She travels widely and often, leading workshops and retreats around the United States and abroad, most recently in Costa Rica and Italy. She founded Living Compassion in 2003, a nonprofit group comprised of There Is Nothing Wrong With You Retreats (based on the book); Global Community for Peace: The Assisi Peace Project; The Africa Vulnerable Children Project; and Open Air Talk Radio, her weekly call-in radio show originating from Stanford University. She lives in Murphys, California.

Praise For…

"This is an important book that both answers and invites questions which all those in the Dharma should consider."  —Joan Halifax, Roshi

"I like Cheri Huber's approach--down to earth, common-sensical, useful, and illuminating. This book shows how the Dharma effectively applies to people's lives."  —Robert Thurman, author, Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness
Product Details
ISBN: 9780963078438
ISBN-10: 0963078437
Publisher: Keep It Simple Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 1999
Pages: 208
Language: English