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Bare bones meditation : waking up from the story of my life

Author: Joan Tollifson
Publisher: New York : Bell Tower, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This exuberant and amazing testament is the story of a woman born with only one hand. She grows up feeling different, discovers her lesbianism and bisexuality amid the tumultuous sixties, sinks into alcoholism and drug addiction, and eventually bottoms out. She finds meaning as a political and disability rights activist, and eventually embraces first Zen Buddhism and then a very bare-bones form of spirituality  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joan Tollifson; Joan Tollifson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Tollifson
ISBN: 0517887924 9780517887929
OCLC Number: 35685002
Notes: "Portions of this work were originally published in Inquiring mind and in the Inner directions journal"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Joan Tollifson.
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"This exuberant and amazing testament is the story of a woman born with only one hand. She grows up feeling different, discovers her lesbianism and bisexuality amid the tumultuous sixties, sinks into alcoholism and drug addiction, and eventually bottoms out. She finds meaning as a political and disability rights activist, and eventually embraces first Zen Buddhism and then a very bare-bones form of spirituality which indeed has no form." "Joan Tollifson describes meditation as "moment-to-moment presence that excludes nothing and sticks to nothing." Here is spiritual work happening right in the middle of everyday American life with all its complexity and ambiguities - ordinary, messy, and accessible to everyone. Bare-Bones Meditation reveals the inner process of the mind in a way that hasn't been done before, and Tollifson's account is beautifully written - unbuttoned, intense, and from the heart."--BOOK JACKET.

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