One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat [NOOK Book]

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In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods. Luckily, this is not just a recounting of a winter's worth of cabin fever. Instead, Dobisz takes us into her cabin, and into her mind, as she tries--at least temporarily--to live a Walden-like existence.

All the bowing and meditating and ...
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Overview

In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods. Luckily, this is not just a recounting of a winter's worth of cabin fever. Instead, Dobisz takes us into her cabin, and into her mind, as she tries--at least temporarily--to live a Walden-like existence.

All the bowing and meditating and wood-chopping that is part and parcel of her retreat is hardly first nature, but the good-humored and tenacious Dobisz is able to adapt, and to relate her hundred days with moving insight and humanity. Her Solitude in fact offers us all a chance to commune with her and to look inside and rediscover our own grace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861717378
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
  • Publication date: 2/8/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 573,022
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon) is a Guiding Teacher of the Cambridge Zen Center, where she was Abbot for four years and where she lived for ten years. A student of Zen Master Seung Sahn since 1982, she has practiced extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. An advisor in the financial services industry, she lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
Arriving
Where Are You Going?     3
The Alarm     7
Up and Down     11
Three Pounds of Flax     15
The Great Way Has No Gate     19
Wooden Fish     21
Go Wash Your Bowls     25
Grace     27
Evening Practice     31
A Diamond Sword     33
Rolling Up Sleeves
A Seamless Monument     37
A Finger Pointing to the Moon     39
Venturing into the Unknown     43
Splitting Logs     45
The Chickadee Sermon     49
Great Question, Great Faith, Great Courage     53
Go Ask a Tree     57
Ten Dumb Years     61
Cognition Is Not the Path     65
Bath Day     67
Hard Training
Sun-Face Buddha, Moon-Face Buddha     73
Waiting for a Sweet One     77
You Decide     79
Un Mun's "Cake"     81
Who's There?     85
A Water Buffalo Passing Through a Window     89
Fake Dream Craziness     91
Un Mun's Utmost Master     93
The Willow Is Green, the Flowers Are Red     97
ALotus Grows in the Mud     99
Spring Comes
For You     105
Sangha     107
Nature's Genius     109
Peace Isn't Luck     111
Wild Fox Spirit     113
Rapture     115
Sink into This World     117
Very Soft Is True Strength     119
Everything Just Like This Is Buddha     121
Returning Home     123
Epilogue     125
The Great Dharani     127
Acknowledgments     131
Recommended Reading     133
About the Author     135
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  • Posted March 10, 2013

    I bought this book maybe a year ago, & I've read it at least

    I bought this book maybe a year ago, & I've read it at least 5 times cover to cover since getting it.

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