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Description - Nothing Holy About It by Tim Burkett

Tim Burkett was twenty when he met Suzuki Roshi, and it was love at first sight. He immediately quit pursuing the career in law to which his illustrious family of jurists inclined him, and became a serious Zen student. He went on to become a licensed psychotherapist and then followed Katagiri Roshi to Minneapolis to become a founder of the Zen scene there. He never left. Now that he's himself a revered Zen teacher, he's decided to articulate his own view of Zen. He structures the teaching according to five not-necessarily sequential levels on the road to enlightenment- (1) commitment to the path, (2) studying the self, (3) cultivating compassion and equanimity, (4) perseverance, and (5) emptiness. This is an introduction to Zen teaching that reads like an intriguing memoir, as the author discovers the teaching in the people, places, and experiences he encounters in the course of his practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781611801941
ISBN-10: 161180194X
Format: Paperback / softback
(220mm x 147mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tim Burkett

TIM BURKETT is abbot of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis, and a dharma heir in the lineage of Dainin Katagiri Roshi and Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.

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