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A Heart Blown Open: The Life and Practice of Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi [NOOK Book]

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A Heart Blown Open chronicles the extraordinary journey of Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi, whose life landed him in prison long before he landed in a monastery. Experience the successes and failures that led him to found an entirely new form of Buddhism called Mondo Zen. Starting from an abusive and alcoholic home in Wisconsin, Kelly becomes a major force in the counterculture of the 1960s and one of its biggest manufacturers of LSD. He ends up on the run for five years before serving time in a federal ...
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A Heart Blown Open: The Life and Practice of Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi

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Overview

A Heart Blown Open chronicles the extraordinary journey of Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi, whose life landed him in prison long before he landed in a monastery. Experience the successes and failures that led him to found an entirely new form of Buddhism called Mondo Zen. Starting from an abusive and alcoholic home in Wisconsin, Kelly becomes a major force in the counterculture of the 1960s and one of its biggest manufacturers of LSD. He ends up on the run for five years before serving time in a federal prison, and then goes on to spend six years in a Zen monastery. In his fiftieth year, he becomes a recognized Zen master in his own right, but the real journey is just about to begin.
Extraordinary in their playfulness, depravity, and liberating insight, Jun Po’s life events swirl together to underscore and illuminate the environment from which one of the most controversial masters of the American Zen scene has emerged. A Heart Blown Open constitutes a powerful synthesis of Eastern contemplative wisdom and Western psychological insight and is as entertaining as it is inspirational.
Winner of the 2013 Silver Award for Excellence from Nautilus Book Awards.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615931231
  • Publisher: Divine Arts
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 321
  • Sales rank: 1,075,790
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Keith Martin-Smith is a freelance writer in Boulder, CO, where he teaches Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Buddhism, and writing.

Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi is founder of the internationally recognized Hollow Bones order of the American Rinzai Zen tradition and creator of Mondo Zen, a unique contribution to a 1,500-year-old wisdom lineage that unites emotional maturity and spiritual awareness, creating a powerful synthesis of Eastern contemplative wisdom and Western psychological insight. Jun Po received his Zen Master recognition in 1992. Interested in bringing his Zen lineage into American culture without the Japanese cultural bindings, Jun Po left the monastery and founded the lay Buddhist Hollow Bones order, of which he is abbot. A yoga instructor as well, he traces his lineage to BKS Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois. Jun Po travels internationally offering Mondo Zen retreats.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
  Part I CHAPTER 1 — The End is the Beginning CHAPTER 2 — The Promise of the American Dream CHAPTER 3 — The American Dream, Perverted CHAPTER 4 — Down the Rabbit Hole CHAPTER 5 — An Institutional Man CHAPTER 6 — A Fork in the Road
  Part II CHAPTER 7 — The Making of a Counterculture Icon CHAPTER 8 — Clear Light Windowpane LSD-25
CHAPTER 9 — The Doors of Perception: When Reality Bends, and Breaks CHAPTER 10 — The Age of the Guru CHAPTER 11 — The Rise and Fall of the Order of the Golden Toad CHAPTER 12 — An Institutional Man, Part II
  Part III CHAPTER 13 — Of Saints and Sinners CHAPTER 14 — An Institutional Man, Part III CHAPTER 16 — The Great Liberators of Cancer, Bankruptcy, and Grief CHAPTER 17 — Rebirth and Renewal On the Practice of Mondo Zen

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