Ambivalent Zen

A wise and witty account of one man's life-long quest for spiritual enlightenment follows Shainberg's odyssey through psychoanalysis, karate, apprenticeships with Zen masters, and more, in pursuit of illumination.

Author: Lawrence Shainberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679772880

Category: Religion

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A wise and witty account of one man's life-long quest for spiritual enlightenment follows Shainberg's odyssey through psychoanalysis, karate, apprenticeships with Zen masters, and more, in pursuit of illumination. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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Ambivalent Zen

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Author: Lawrence Shainberg

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Seeking help with his basketball game, Shainberg embraced Zen Buddhism in 1951 and was catapulted on a life-long spiritual journey. Alternately comic and reverential, Ambivalent Zen chronicles the rewards and dangers of spiritual ambition and presents a poignant reflection of the experiences faced by many Americans involved in the Zen movement. "From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Four Men Shaking

In Four Men Shaking he weaves together the narratives of three of those relationships: his literary friendships with Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer, and his teacher-student relationship with the Japanese Zen master Kyudo Nakagawa Roshi.

Author: Lawrence Shainberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611807295

Category: Religion

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From Pushcart Prize-winning author Lawrence Shainberg, a funny and powerful memoir about literary friendships, writing, and Zen practice. “Inexplicably good karma”—to this, author Lawrence Shainberg attributes a life filled with relationships with legendary writers and renowned Buddhist teachers. In Four Men Shaking he weaves together the narratives of three of those relationships: his literary friendships with Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer, and his teacher-student relationship with the Japanese Zen master Kyudo Nakagawa Roshi. In Shainberg’s lifelong pursuit of both writing and Zen practice, each of these men represents an important aspect of his experience. The audacious, combative Mailer becomes a symbol in Shainberg’s mind for the Buddhist concept of “form,” while the elusive and self-deprecating Beckett seems to embody an awareness of “emptiness.” Through it all is Nakagawa, the earthy, direct Zen master challenging Shainberg to let go of his endless rumination and accept reality as it is.
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Four Men Shaking

Browse Inside Four Men Shaking Searching for Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My Perfect Zen Teacher By Lawrence Shainberg $16.95 - Paperback OUT OF STOCK: Available for back-order.

Author: Lawrence Shainberg

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842250

Category: Religion

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From Pushcart Prize-winning author Lawrence Shainberg, a funny and powerful memoir about literary friendships, writing, and Zen practice. “Inexplicably good karma”—to this, author Lawrence Shainberg attributes a life filled with relationships with legendary writers and renowned Buddhist teachers. In Four Men Shaking he weaves together the narratives of three of those relationships: his literary friendships with Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer, and his teacher-student relationship with the Japanese Zen master Kyudo Nakagawa Roshi. In Shainberg’s lifelong pursuit of both writing and Zen practice, each of these men represents an important aspect of his experience. The audacious, combative Mailer becomes a symbol in Shainberg’s mind for the Buddhist concept of “form,” while the elusive and self-deprecating Beckett seems to embody an awareness of “emptiness.” Through it all is Nakagawa, the earthy, direct Zen master challenging Shainberg to let go of his endless rumination and accept reality as it is. Browse Inside Four Men Shaking Searching for Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My Perfect Zen Teacher By Lawrence Shainberg $16.95 - Paperback OUT OF STOCK: Available for back-order. Qty: Shambhala Publications 07/16/2019 Pages: 144 Size: 5 x 7 ISBN: 9781611807295 0 Related • Zen Confidential By Shozan Jack Haubner $14.95 Paperback • Nothing Holy about It By Tim Burkett $17.95 Paperback • Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home By Natalie Goldberg $16.95 Paperback • Single White Monk By Shozan Jack Haubner $14.95 Paperback Related Topics Buddhist Biography/Memoir Writing Details “Inexplicably good karma”—to this, author Lawrence Shainberg attributes a life filled with relationships with legendary writers and renowned Buddhist teachers. In Four Men Shaking he weaves together the narratives of three of those relationships: his literary friendships with Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer, and his teacher-student relationship with the Japanese Zen master Kyudo Nakagawa Roshi. In Shainberg’s lifelong pursuit of both writing and Zen practice, each of these men represents an important aspect of his experience. The audacious, combative Mailer becomes a symbol in Shainberg’s mind for the Buddhist concept of “form,” while the elusive and self-deprecating Beckett seems to embody an awareness of “emptiness.” Through it all is Nakagawa, the earthy, direct Zen master challenging Shainberg to let go of his endless rumination and accept reality as it is.
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Hardcore Zen

Zen, plain and simple, with no BS. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one.

Author: Brad Warner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614293163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Zen, plain and simple, with no BS. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. This new edition will feature an afterword from the author.
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American Buddhism

Relevant memoirs ahout experiences within the American Zen community are found in Lawrence Shainhcrg , Ambivalent Zen : A Memoir ( New York : Pantheon , 1995 ) , and Erik Fraser Storlie , Nothing on My Mind : An Intimate Account of ...

Author: Duncan Ryūken Williams and Christopher S. Queen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700710817

Category: Religion

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The first scholarly study of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field, approaching issues such as identity in Asian-American Buddhism, the new Buddhism, and the scholar's place in American Buddhist Studies.
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Yoga Journal

Ambivalent Zen: A Memoir By Lawrence Shainberg (Pantheon, $24.00) Introduced to Zen by his father at age 15, Lawrence Shainberg has been a seeker ever since. In Ambivalent Zen he uses his superb storytelling skills to chronicle the ...

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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The Rhinoceros Tale

Graf von Durkheim, Hara Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery Cleary, trans., The Book of Leadership and Strategy Hopkins, ... Zen and the Ways Shainberg, Ambivalent Zen Uchiyama, Opening the Hand of Thought Victoria, Zen at War Kapleau, ...

Author: Jeffrey M. Brooks

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595248360

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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"An unforgettable account, crackling with energy and full of heart, of how one man discovers the twin worlds of the martial arts and Buddhist practice. This is the kind of book that can change your life." -- Philip Zaleski, Editor of The Best Spiritual Writing series, author of Gifts of the Spirit and The Recollected Heart
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One Bird One Stone

Contemporary Personal Accounts of Zen Training: Goldberg, Natalie, Long Quiet Highway. Matthiessen, Peter, Nine-Headed Dragon River. Shainberg, Lawrence, Ambivalent Zen. Strand, Clark, The Wooden Bowl. On Zen in America: Chadwich, ...

Author: Sean Murphy

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612833125

Category: Religion

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Drawn from the archives of major Zen centers in America and interviews with some of the most seminal figures of American Zen, including Philip Kapleau, Bernie Glassman, Gary Snyder, and Walter Nowick, One Bird, One Stone presents the notable encounters between teachers and students, the moments of insight and wisdom, the quotable quotes, and the humor of Zen as it has flowered in America over the last one hundred-plus years. Murphy, a Zen student and an accomplished writer, conducted numerous personal interviews and distilled over one hundred pithy stories. He covers Zen masters Suzuki, Maezumi, Seung Sahn, Robert Aitken, and Philip Kapleau along with earnest students Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, and Philip Whalen and others.
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The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing

The Second Ancestor of Zen in the West Ted Biringer. Okubo Dosho, ed. Dogen zenji zenshu. 2 vols. Tokyo: Chikumu shobo, 1969, 1970. ... Buddhism and Zen. San Francisco, CA: North Point Press, 1987. Shainberg, Lawrence. Ambivalent Zen ...

Author: Ted Biringer

Publisher: American Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781589825178

Category: Fiction

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Near death, Louie Wing gathered together his students and friends to impart his final Zen teachings. Hearing that the great master would soon pass on, people came from all walks of faith to hear his final words. The crowd that gathered was too large to fit in any nearby building, so Louie Wing spoke from the flatbed of a truck in a wide field. These teachings came to be called The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing.Through this allegorical character of Louie Wing, author Ted Biringer brings a life and a force to even the most abstract of Zen teachings. Inspired by the Zen classic The Platform Sutra of Hui-Neng, The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing brings an open, modern look at the classic philosophy of Zen. Driven by the belief that anyone can reach enlightenment, this book is made to be accessible for novices and experts alike and includes a glossary, short quotes and stories of Louie Wing, and an additional commentary on the Genjokoan.
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Essential Buddhism

Salzberg, Sharon. A Heart as Wide as the World. Boston, Mass.: Shambhala, 1997. Schulberg, Lucille. Historic India. New York: Time-Life, 1967. Schumann, Hans Wolfgang. Buddhism. London: Quest, 1973. Shainberg, Lawrence. Ambivalent Zen.

Author: Jack Maguire

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476761961

Category: Religion

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Four hundred million people call themselves Buddhists today. Yet most Westerners know little about this powerful, Eastern-spawned faith. How did it begin? What do its adherents believe? Why are so many Westerners drawn to it? Essential Buddhism responds to these questions and many more, offering an accessible, global perspective on the religion's past, present, and future. It identifies how the principal concepts and practices originated and evolved through diverse cultural adaptations into three basic formats: * Theraveda (including Vipassana, brought from Vietnam in the 1960s and including such practitioners as Jack Kornfield and Jon Kapat-Zinn) * Mahayana (including Zen Buddhism, originally brought to America by Japanese teachers after World War II and popularized by Jack Kerouac and Thomas Merton) * Vajrayana (including Tibetan Buddhism, from the teachers who fled the Chinese takeover of Tibet in the 1950s as well as the Dalai Lama, and embraced by Allen Ginsberg, Richard Gere, and countless others) Essential Buddhism is the single best resource for the novice and the expert alike, exploring the depths of Buddhism's popularity and illuminating its tenets and sensible approach to living. Written in the lucid prose of a longtime professional storyteller, and full of Buddhist tales, scriptural quotes, ancient stories, and contemporary insights, Essential Buddhism is the first complete guide to the faith and the phenomenon.
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Buddhism in America

Ambivalent Zen: A Memoir. New York: Pantheon, 1995. Memoir reflecting events in the Zen world in New York circa 1970 to 1990. Smalley, Susan L. and Diana Winston. Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness.

Author: Richard Hughes Seager

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231159722

Category: History

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"This well-informed book provides a comprehensive survey of a variety of Buddhist traditions in the contemporary U.S. . . . [its] strength, apart from being a mine of information, is Seager's insistence on taking a historically informed and comparative perspective." - Religious Studies Review.
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Ending the Pursuit of Happiness

New York: Zen Studies Society Press, 2005. Shainberg, Lawrence. Ambivalent Zen. New York: Pantheon, 1995. Stolorow, Robert, George E. Atwood, and Donna M. Orange. Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions ...

Author: Barry Magid

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458783615

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We all have a right to the pursuit of happiness - but could we actually be happier if we gave that whole thing up? This surprising new book from Zen teacher, psychoanalyst, and critical favorite Barry Magid inspires us-in gentle and winking prose-to move on and make peace with the perfection of the way things actually are, including ourselves. Magid invites us to consider that our ''pursuit of happiness'' may actually be a source of our suffering. He takes an unusual look at our ''secret practices'' - what we're really doing when we say we're meditating-like trying to feel calmer, or more compassionate, or even ''enlightened'' (whatever we imagine that means!). He also uncovers our ''curative fantasies'' about spiritual practice-those ideas that we can somehow fix all the messy human things about ourselves that we imagine are bad or wrong or unacceptable. In doing so, he helps us look squarely at-and avoid-such pitfalls. Along the way, Magid lays out a rich roadmap of the new ''psychological-minded Zen'' - a Zen that includes our entire life, our entire personality - as pioneered by his teacher, bestselling author Charlotte Joko Beck.
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The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

(2000) Americans Need Something to Sit On, or Zen Meditation Materials and Buddhist Diversity in North America. Journal of Global Buddhism 1, ... (1995) Ambivalent Zen: One Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path. New York: Vintage Books.

Author: Philip Goff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444324098

Category: Religion

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This authoritative and cutting edge companion brings togethera team of leading scholars to document the rich diversity andunique viewpoints that have formed the religious history of theUnited States. A groundbreaking new volume which represents the firstsustained effort to fully explain the development of Americanreligious history and its creation within evolving political andsocial frameworks Spans a wide range of traditions and movements, from theBaptists and Methodists, to Buddhists and Mormons Explores topics ranging from religion and the media,immigration, and piety, though to politics and social reform Considers how American religion has influenced and beeninterpreted in literature and popular culture Provides insights into the historiography of religion, butpresents the subject as a story in motion rather than a snapshot ofwhere the field is at a given moment
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A Few Kind Words about Hate

He said Zen was “closet Catholicism” because it too had a goal we had to attain—equanimity. ... Shainberg thought he was feeling the agony of having an ego, but he couldn't “conceive of life without” it (Ambivalent Zen, 1995).

Author: Una Stannard

Publisher: GermainBooks

ISBN: 9780914142034

Category: Child abuse

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Smythe sewn cloth binding.Describes the difficulties faced by children in families. Eight chapters discuss Sigmund Freud's abusive childhood and its consequences in his work.
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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion

Jane Dobisz«s The Wisdom of Solitude: A Zen Retreat in the Woods (2004), offers an entirely unpretentious view of the ordinary experience of ... An American Zen Failure in Japan (1994) and Lawrence Shainberg«s Ambivalent Zen (1997).

Author: Mark Knight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135051099

Category: Literary Criticism

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This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary critical perspective. Including discussion of global literature and world religions, this Companion looks at: Key moments in the story of religion and literary studies from Matthew Arnold through to the impact of 9/11 A variety of theoretical approaches to the study of religion and literature Different ways that religion and literature are connected from overtly religious writing, to subtle religious readings Analysis of key sacred texts and the way they have been studied, re-written, and questioned by literature Political implications of work on religion and literature Thoroughly introduced and contextualised, this volume is an engaging introduction to this huge and complex field.
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Going on Being

In a marvelous book entitled Ambivalent Zen, Lawrence Shainberg told how this same parable captivated his imagination for ten years. He, too, thought that he understood it. The moral, he concluded, is to look where the light is since ...

Author: Geshe Tsering

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458783684

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Before he began training as a psychiatrist, Mark Epstein immersed himself in Buddhism through influential teachers such as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Korn field. Buddhism's positive outlook and the meditative principle of living in the moment profoundly influenced his study and practice of psychotherapy. Going on Being is an intimate chronicle of Epstein's formative years as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems can help anyone change for the better. Epstein gives readers a deeply personal look into his life, thoughts, fears, and hopes, while detailing the influences that have shaped his worldview. Inspiring in its honesty and humility, Going on Being is a compassionate, brilliant look at how uniting the worlds of psyche and spirit can lead to a new way of seeing reality.
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The Best Guide to Meditation

Shainberg, Lawrence, Ambivalent Zen. Knopf. Sjoor, Monica and Mor, Barbara. The Great Cosmic Mother. Harper and Row, 1987. Sogyal, Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. San Francisco: Harper, 1994.

Author: Victor N. Davich

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781580630108

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Introduces the concept of meditation, offers advice on meditating, and describes various types of meditation and how they can influence one's life
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The Buddhist Experience in America

Ambivalent Zen . New York : Pantheon , 1995 . Shaw , Miranda . Passionate Enlightenment : Women in Tibetan Buddhism . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 1994 . Sherrill , Martha . The Buddha from Brooklyn : A Tale of Spiritual ...

Author: Diane Morgan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313324913

Category: Religion

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Explores how Buddhism--the world's fourth-largest religion --came to and flourished in the United States.
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Crust

Crust is a ferociously potent satire that is equal parts George Orwell and Christopher Guest.

Author: Lawrence Shainberg

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131804275

Category: Fiction

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Crust is a ferociously potent satire that is equal parts George Orwell and Christopher Guest.
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