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by Janwillem van de Wetering

  • ISBN: 0345339479
  • Category: Religious books
  • Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
  • Subcategory: Buddhism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st edition (March 12, 1988)
  • Pages: 180 pages
  • FB2 size: 1663 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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The book describes Van De Wetering's time at Walter Nowick's Zen retreat center in Maine although this is not . I picked this book up in a college town's bookstore while visiting my sister

The book describes Van De Wetering's time at Walter Nowick's Zen retreat center in Maine although this is not explicitly stated. I picked this book up in a college town's bookstore while visiting my sister. Sometimes I will just pick up a handful of books in the Eastern Philosophy section, and see what I get when I take off my blindfold. On the car ride home I was unsure while glancing over it if I was going to like this one or not.

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Janwillem van de Wetering was particularly noted for his detective fiction, his most popular creations being Grijpstra and de Gier, a pair of. .A Glimpse of Nothingness: Experiences in an American Zen Community, 1975.

Janwillem van de Wetering was particularly noted for his detective fiction, his most popular creations being Grijpstra and de Gier, a pair of Amsterdam police officers who figure in a lengthy series of novels and short stories. Most of the mysteries are rich with images from Amsterdam, where most of them take place; some also feature a cat: in earlier novels, one named Oliver; in later novels, a female named Tabriz. He also wrote stories for children and nonfiction works. De doosjesvuller en andere vondsten (The boxfiller and other findings), 1984 (essays in Dutch). Jan van de Wetering continues his exploration of Zen Buddhism. Some ten years ago, he had spent time in a Japanese Zen monastery and studied with a Master

A Glimpse of Nothingness book. Some ten years ago, he had spent time in a Japanese Zen monastery and studied with a Master. While there for a year and a half, he was given a koan, a riddle of sorts, to solve and left before reaching any enlightenment. The koan did not lay dormant and through chance encounters, Jan finds himself staying in the United States at a newly established Zen community of one of the disciples of his previous Master. Brisk and amusing read.

Janwillem van de Wetering (1931-2008) lived with his wife on the Maine Coast for twenty years, but before .

Janwillem van de Wetering (1931-2008) lived with his wife on the Maine Coast for twenty years, but before that he lived literally all over the world -Holland, South Africa, London, Japan, South America. He is the author of a successful mystery series, as well as a trilogy detailing his experiences in a Buddhist Monastery: The Empty Mirror, A Glimpse of Nothingness, and Afterzen.

But, satori or not, the man still can't help looking for a definition of Buddhism. Here and now awareness-while washing dishes, chopping wood, or sharing his roommates' steady diet of turkey backs-seems to be the answer; then Peter foolishly drives his truck into a ditch and shrugs off the lapse as irrelevant. A GLIMPSE OF NOTHINGNESS: Experiences in an American Zen Community. By. Get weekly book recommendations

De persoonlijke ervaringen van de bekende Nederlandse schrijver met het Zen-boeddhisme.

De persoonlijke ervaringen van de bekende Nederlandse schrijver met het Zen-boeddhisme. Na zijn verblijf van 1,5 jaar in een Japans Zen-klooster, gaat hij 10 jaar later naar een kleine Zen-nederzetting diep in de bossen aan de noordwestkust van Amerika, die geleid wordt door zijn vroegere mentor uit Japan. Temidden van de vele theoretische, vaak schijnbaar diepzinnige literatuur over Zen, is dit boek een verademing door zijn zakelijke, soms cynische toon en anekdotische vorm, die waarschijnlijk de beste manier is om iets van het wezen van Zen te tonen ) added by .

A Glimpse of Nothingness : Experiences in an American Zen Community. Once again Jan Willem van de Wetering in his humourous style exposes his experiences to the world without embarrassment or shyness

A Glimpse of Nothingness : Experiences in an American Zen Community. by Janwillem van de Wetering. Once again Jan Willem van de Wetering in his humourous style exposes his experiences to the world without embarrassment or shyness.

Janwillem van de Wetering. Especially Japanese Zen has gained popularity in the West

Janwillem van de Wetering. ISBN 10: 067141609X, ISBN 13: 9780671416096. Especially Japanese Zen has gained popularity in the West. The various books on Zen by Reginald Horace Blyth, and Alan Watts published between 1950 and 1975, contributed to this growing interest in Zen in the West, as did the interest from beat poets as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Over the last fifty years mainstream forms of Zen, led by teachers who trained in East Asia and their successors, have begun to take root in the West. In North America, the Zen lineages derived from the Sanbo Kyodan school are the most numerous.

The author recounts his involvement with Zen Buddhism and his visit to a rural Zen community in the U.S
Reviews about A Glimpse of Nothingness: Experiences in an American Zen Community (3):
August
While this does not quite have the impact of "The Empty Mirror", it is still one of my favorite books and one of the few I have read more than once. It mirrors your own experiences and has a way of organically passing along wisdom with splashes of humor thrown in.
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uspeh
This book came better than advertised - excellent condition and a wonderful read. I couldn't be more satisfied.

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