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Being black : Zen and the art of living with fearlessness and grace

Author: Angel Kyodo Williams
Publisher: New York : Penguin Compass, 2002. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Being Black has gained an enthusiastic following in African American and Zen communities. Angel Kyodo Williams shows black Americans how to develop a "warrior-spirit" of truth and responsibility that can lead to happiness and personal transformation. The principles and tools she offers provide a framework for addressing the African American community's unique worries, hopes, challenges, and expectations. Williams  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angel Kyodo Williams
ISBN: 0140196307 9780140196306 0670892688 9780670892686
OCLC Number: 61119582
Notes: Originally published: New York: Viking, 2000.
Description: xiv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Nature of Our Existence --
Four Simple Truths --
Three Wonderful Treasures --
Three Serious Poisons --
Steps for Creating a Spiritual Life --
Awakening the Warrior-Spirit --
Laying Pure Foundation --
Walking the Path --
The Profound Act of Being Still --
Living Every Day with Fearlessness and Grace --
Lovingkindness: Discovering Compassion --
Mindfulness: Grace and Seeing Things As They Are --
Fearlessness: Claiming Your Warrior-Spirit --
Wake Up: A Call for Transformation --
Suggestions for Further Study: Pointing the Way.
Responsibility: Angel Kyodo Williams.

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An ordained Zen priest teaches how a "warrior spirit" of truth and responsibility toward oneself and others can be developed into the foundation for real happiness and personal transformation. Her  Read more...

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"There is nothing quite like this lean, honest, courageous presentation of the Dharma." - Alice Walker "...an important new step for Dharma in the West, her book is a classic." - Jack Kornfield

 
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