Shozan Jack Haubner discusses and signs Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order)

Think the life of a Zen monk is all serenity, peace, and austerity? Think again. Here, Shozan Jack Haubner gives an often-hilarious, always-candid account of what it's really like behind those monastery walls. Haubner's adventures include memories of his dysfunctional Midwestern family that drove him ultimately to declare, "I think I should be a monk!" to a madcap account of the night he got stoned and snuck out of the monastery, alongside more sobering accounts such as his life-threatening brush with illness, the profound impact of a dear friend's death, and reflections on the controversy that rocked his Zen community. That he finds timeless wisdom in both the tragic and the absurd is a tribute to Haubner's gifts as a writer and humorist, and to his clear insights into the nature of self and what the practice of Zen is all about. (Shambhala)

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611803631
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Published: Shambhala - October 10th, 2017