Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate

A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma

By Warner, Brad

Publishers Summary:
How does a real-life Zen master — not the preternaturally calm, cartoonish Zen masters depicted by mainstream culture — help others through hard times when he’s dealing with pain of his own? How does he meditate when the world is crumbling around him? Is meditation a valid response or just another form of escapism? These are the questions Brad Warner ponders in Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate.During a year that Warner spent giving talks and leading retreats across North America, his mother and grandmother died, he lost his dream job, and his marriage fell apart. In writing about how he applied the Buddha’s teachings to his own real-life suffering, Warner shatters expectations, revealing that Buddhism isn’t some esoteric pie-in-the-sky ultimate solution but an exceptionally practical way to deal with whatever life dishes out.

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ISBN
978-1-57731-654-1
Publisher
New World Library


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Reviewed on January 15, 2009

Sometimes spiritual writers make their mark by demystifying the mystical. Warner's (Hardcore Zen ) effort goes beyond rendering Zen Buddhism itself accessible to showing how his own unglamorous and knockabout life indicates that special reverence for Zen "masters" is misplaced. Becoming the Answer is by two Chris...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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