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The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life (used HC)

Listed In Category: Books & Magazines > Biography & Autobiography
Secondary Category: Books & Magazines > Non-Fiction
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Posted Date18-Nov-2018 01:46:28 PM EST
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Author: Natalie Goldberg; Format: Hardcover; ISBN: 9781611803167; Publisher: Shambhala; Release Date: 2016; List Price: $22.95; Length: 207 pages; Edition: 1. Condition: Like New. Jacket, cover, binding, and pages are all still in excellent shape. Practically perfect! Same cover design as that shown here.

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From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-selling Writing Down the Bones comes a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys--inner and outer--zigzagging around the world and home again. Here, Natalie Goldberg shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her map-less meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to Larry McMurtry's dusty Texas ghost town of rare books. We feel her deep hunger while she sits zazen in a monastery in Japan, and her profound loss when she hears of the passing of a dear friend while teaching in the French countryside. Through it all, she remains grounded in a life informed by two constants: the practices of writing and of Zen. With humor and insight, Natalie encircles around the essential questions these paths compel her toward: Where does this life lead? Who are we? This is a book to be relished one awakening at a time. Each story is a reminder that no matter how hard the situation or desolate you may feel, spring will come again, breaking through a cold winter, bringing early yellow forsythia flowers. And the Great Spring of enlightenment--that sudden rush of acceptance, pain cracking open, obstructions shattering--will also burst forth.

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