Bare-Bones Meditation by Joan Tollifson
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Bare-Bones Meditation
By Joan Tollifson

Bare-Bones Meditation

Waking up from the Story of My Life / Joan Tollifson.

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Bare-Bones Meditation by Joan Tollifson

Book Description

This exuberant and amazing testament is the story of a woman born with only one hand. She grows up feeling different, discovers her lesbianism and bisexuality amid the tumultuous sixties, sinks into alcoholism and drug addiction, and eventually bottoms out. She finds meaning as a political and disability rights activist, and eventually embraces first Zen Buddhism and then a very bare-bones form of spirituality which indeed has no form. Joan Tollifson describes meditation as "moment-to-moment presence that excludes nothing and sticks to nothing." Here is spiritual work happening right in the middle of everyday American life with all its complexity and ambiguities - ordinary, messy, and accessible to everyone. Bare-Bones Meditation reveals the inner process of the mind in a way that hasn't been done before, and Tollifson's account is beautifully written - unbuttoned, intense, and from the heart.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780517887929
ISBN-10: 0517887924
Format: Paperback
(205mm x 132mm x 17mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Random House USA Paperbacks
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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