Wonderland: The Zen of Aliceby Daniel Doen Silberberg
An exceptionally original riff on Alice in Wonderland, Daniel Silberberg’s Wonderland uses Lewis Carroll’s classic story as a jumping-off point to convey the Zen concept of “One Mind”. Using a lively mix of tone, quotation, and levels of discourse, he references everything from Timeless Spring and the Diamond Sutra to /i>/i>
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An exceptionally original riff on Alice in Wonderland, Daniel Silberberg’s Wonderland uses Lewis Carroll’s classic story as a jumping-off point to convey the Zen concept of “One Mind”. Using a lively mix of tone, quotation, and levels of discourse, he references everything from Timeless Spring and the Diamond Sutra to Kill Bill and ketchup, creating a unique contribution to contemporary American Zen that honors its historic roots while striking out into fresh areas. With stories from his own life as well as from the larger cultural swirl around him, Silberberg reflects on the differences between how we perceive the world and the way it actually is. His take on a variety of Buddhist ideas and concepts is immediately useful and relevant, enabling readers to address many of the issues they deal with in their own practices.
Dennis Genpo Roshi Merzel author of Big Mind - Big Heart: Finding Your Way
"Doen Silberberg collaborates with Lewis Carroll, producing a very readable and personal account of the spiritual journey. Wonderland is a valuable place to enter the Buddhist teachings."
John Daido Loori, author of Heart of Being
"Like Baba Ram Dass and the late Carlos Castaneda, Daniel Doen Silberberg Sensei has the ability to present the eternal journey of self-discovery in a way that's entertaining, personal, and deeply insightful."
Jeremy Silman - International Chess Master, author of 38 books including How to Reassess Your Chess and Zen and the Art of Casino Gaming
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Meet the Author
Daniel Doen Silberberg is a Zen Teacher and founding director of the ‘Lost Coin Sangha’ in the ‘White Plum Lineage’ that descends from both the Rinzai and Soto schools.
Born in Bad Hartzburg, Germany, in 1947 his parents moved to New York City when he was four. Mr. Silberberg began formal Zen practice under Abbot Maezumi Roshi and resident teacher, Daido Roshi, at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York. He draws on a rich and varied background. He received a B.A. in English literature, with an emphasis in Eastern literature, and has a Masters and Ph. D. in psychology. Prior to receiving dharma teacher transmission from Genpo Dennis Merzel in 2003 he had a successful career as a musician and has spent 25 years as a psychotherapist and as a coach and consultant in New York and Salt Lake City.
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