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Description - Zenisms by Mr David Bell

The ancient Japanese tradition of Zen is a way of seeing the world through fresh eyes in any given moment. Sometimes to do this we need to turn events on their head ...and peer at them from between our legs. Zenisms is a contemporary look at Zen, with a gentle humour which focuses on the joy of paradox. This beautifully designed and illustrated gift book has riddles, stories and illustrations that are lessons in Zen for those who haven't any idea what Zen is. Every page carries a simple message to delight your mind and provoke new ways of looking at ordinary situations. David Bell draws on amusing stories of the old Zen masters, retelling these with light-hearted clarity, so that laughter accompanies insight. Zenisms looks to the essence of Zen's ancient wisdom with an original and contemporary twist. Warning: this product has not been tested on dogmas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780734404503
ISBN-10: 0734404506
Format: Paperback
(129mm x 175mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Lothian Books
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Mr David Bell

David Bell is a qualified Zen Shiatsu practitioner. His illustrations and writing are inspired by his study of Eastern philosophy and meditation. He works in theatre as a stage manager and is an art director in film and television. He has also worked as a house painter in The Netherlands, lived as a recluse in the Australian bush, built a cruising yacht, and worked as a puppeteer and a truck-stop grill cook. David was born in New Zealand and currently lives in Newport, Melbourne. His first book, Love Matters, was published in April 2002.

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