Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha

Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha

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by Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
     
 

Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Buddha in Blue Jeans' is an extremely short, simple, and straight forward universal guide to the practice of sitting quietly and being yourself, which is the same as being Buddha. Sitting quietly can teach many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. The book encourages

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Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Buddha in Blue Jeans' is an extremely short, simple, and straight forward universal guide to the practice of sitting quietly and being yourself, which is the same as being Buddha. Sitting quietly can teach many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. The book encourages sitting quietly every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032842750
Publisher:
Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
69,202
File size:
160 KB

Meet the Author

Tai Sheridan, Ph.D., is a poet and Zen priest with forty-three years of training in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage. He transforms ancient Buddhist and Zen texts into accessible and inspirational verses. His Buddha in Blue Jeans series offers a contemporary approach to Buddhist philosophy and awakening. His free EBooks have downloaded more than 100,000 editions.

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Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a new student of Zen Buddism, this short study of zen cuts through the sometimes hard to understand termonology of a 2500 year old way of life. It helps open the door for those who seek. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an introductory work written in a very clear and concise style. It is easily readable in one sitting. If you're in search of some basic information on the topic of buddhism, this is a good place to start. If you're hoping for some detailed information on buddhist philosophy or history, you may want to give this work a pass.
Micah47 More than 1 year ago
I got through it in a single night and it left me feeling refreshed and contemplative. It's free. Do it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, concise and very easy to read. Spels out the maintheme od Buddhism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best short guide I've read to date. I'm inspired and refocused every time I read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple, easy, on target.
BlackAsh13 21 days ago
Very short, very simple guide to Buddhist principles that may serve as daily affirmations. The book is short enough that it could even be read daily. It served as a refreshing reminder of the values by which I live.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've been told anything about Buddhism, you should read this book. If you don't know a thing about Buddhism, you should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading the words from this book everyday,helps my morning begin!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
A short but surprising book that you will easily be able to read in one sitting. It will give you insights into the Buddhist principles and give you ideas on how to incorporate these into your everyday life. This book can be read again and again and something new learnt every time. Wonderful, compact, insightful, a must!
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feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha provides exactly what the title suggests. The practices the writer Tai Sheridan introduces the reader to include Sit Quietly; Care For Your Body; Accept Your Feelings; Give Thoughts Room; Pain is Natural; Be Who You Are; Live Each Moment Well; Love Indiscriminately; Listen to Others; Be Surprised; Wonder; Live gratefully; Do No Harm; Benefit life; A Wish for The World. The writer stresses that all of these practices circle back to sitting quietly. I enjoyed this simple and straight forward guide. It is a good reminder to take time to "be authentic, be genuine, be real, be yourself." My favorite points made in this guide: "Everything you feel is okay. Feelings can be difficult. Accept your feelings." "Your thoughts are just your thoughts...Thoughts can be a jail." "Don't waste your life trying to become somebody else." "Now is all you've got. The past is memory. The future is wish. Now is real. Keep bringing youself back to now."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A poem that extols the virtues and benefits of daily quitness
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simpley, beautiful, wonderful exersize .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Relatable for the layperson, and highly recommended by Buddhist scholars and practitioners.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful read. Sit quietly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's short and sweet! Especially good when your feeling stressed...take 10 minutes out of your time read it and think about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. Very insightful. I find myself coming back to it over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago