Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032842750
  • Publisher: Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
  • Publication date: 10/26/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 23,529
  • File size: 227 KB

Meet the Author

Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's poetry transforms ancient Buddhist and spiritual classics into accessible and inspirational verses. He has affiliated with San Francisco Zen Center, Berkeley Zen Center, Dharma Eye Sangha, Zen Heart Sangha, and the Shogaku Zen Institute.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    SIMPLICITY

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Very easy to read, very clear and basic information.

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Refreshing and quick

    I got through it in a single night and it left me feeling refreshed and contemplative. It's free. Do it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    I liked it.

    Short, concise and very easy to read.
    Spels out the maintheme od Buddhism.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2014

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    Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to S



    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."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Beautiful and simple pamphlet

    A poem that extols the virtues and benefits of daily quitness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    A Must Read

    This is one of the best short guide I've read to date. I'm inspired and refocused every time I read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Read it!

    Simple, easy, on target.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Shory but sweet


    Liked it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Buddha in Blue Jeans:an extreamly short simple zen guide to sitting Quietly.

    Simpley, beautiful, wonderful exersize .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Wonderful

    Relatable for the layperson, and highly recommended by Buddhist scholars and practitioners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Sit

    Beautiful read. Sit quietly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Headline

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Fantastic

    It's short and sweet! Especially good when your feeling stressed...take 10 minutes out of your time read it and think about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Wonderful

    This is a great read. Very insightful. I find myself coming back to it over and over again.

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

    You will do this sitting quietly...

    I think this book would be better as a calming audio book. As it is, it seems like a list of ambiguous imperative statements. I would prefer that it would walk me through my feelings, to check in with how I feel about things. It doesn't quite get there. I would skip this book, except that it's free.

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    Posted April 18, 2012

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