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Description - Bring Me the Rhinoceros by John Tarrant

"Bring Me the Rhinoceros" is an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. For fifteen hundred years, Zen koans have been passed down through generations of masters, usually in private encounters between teacher and student. This book deftly retells fourteen traditional koans, which are partly paradoxical questions dangerous to your beliefs and partly treasure boxes of ancient wisdom. Koans show that you don't have to impress people or change into an improved, more polished version of yourself. Instead you can find happiness by unbuilding, unmaking, throwing overboard, and generally subverting unhappiness. John Tarrant brings the heart of the koan tradition out into the open, reminding us that the old wisdom remains as vital as ever, a deep resource available to anyone in any place or time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590306185
ISBN-10: 159030618X
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Tarrant

A Zen teacher who has studied koans for thirty years, John Tarrant directs the Pacific Zen Institute, a venture in meditation and the arts, and teaches culture change in organizations. He is the author of several books, including The Light Inside the Dark. He lives among the vineyards near Santa Rosa, California.

Books By John Tarrant

Light Inside the Dark by John Tarrant
Paperback, March 1999