Don't Be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
New World Library
Pub. Date:
2016
Language:
English
Description
The Shōbōgenzō ( The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye ) is a revered eight-hundred-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dōgen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand and daunting to read. In Don't Be a Jerk , Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dōgen's teachings to modern times. While entertaining and sometimes irreverent, Warner is also an astute scholar who sees in Dōgen very modern psychological concepts, as well as insights on such topics as feminism and reincarnation. Warner even shows that Dōgen offered a "Middle Way" in the currently raging debate between science and religion. For curious readers worried that Dōgen's teachings are too philosophically opaque, Don't Be a Jerk is hilarious, understandable, and wise.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781608683895
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 86aa6389-c8cb-02d9-c05d-e8bedaaa6af8
Full title don t be a jerk and other practical advice from dogen japans greatest zen master
Author warner brad
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-06-21 08:38:29AM
Last Indexed 2018-06-21 09:13:48AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Brad Warner
author_display Brad Warner
available_at_pitkin Online OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_pitkin Online OverDrive Collection
display_description The Shōbōgenzō (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered eight-hundred-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dōgen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand and daunting to read. In Don't Be a Jerk, Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dōgen's teachings to modern times. While entertaining and sometimes irreverent, Warner is also an astute scholar who sees in Dōgen very modern psychological concepts, as well as insights on such topics as feminism and reincarnation. Warner even shows that Dōgen offered a "Middle Way" in the currently raging debate between science and religion. For curious readers worried that Dōgen's teachings are too philosophically opaque, Don't Be a Jerk is hilarious, understandable, and wise.
format_category_pitkin eBook
format_pitkin eBook
id 86aa6389-c8cb-02d9-c05d-e8bedaaa6af8
isbn 9781608683895
item_details overdrive:79e09c72-3a37-4744-b4c3-aa8c60284473|12|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_pitkin
last_indexed 2018-06-21T15:13:48.91Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_pitkin Online OverDrive
owning_library_pitkin Pitkin County Library Online
owning_location_pitkin Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn 9781608683895
publishDate 2016
record_details overdrive:79e09c72-3a37-4744-b4c3-aa8c60284473|eBook|eBook||English|New World Library|2016|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_pitkin
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:79e09c72-3a37-4744-b4c3-aa8c60284473 12 Available Online Available Online false true true false false true
title_display Don't Be a Jerk
title_full Don't Be a Jerk And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
title_short Don't Be a Jerk
title_sub And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
topic_facet Nonfiction, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Sociology