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Monday, February 3, 2014

Edward Espe Brown's "by all means: A Zen Cautionary Tale" - March 9th



 Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
Edward Espe Brown
reading & signing
his new book
by all means: A Zen Cautionary Tale
Sunday, March 9th at 4:00pm




Edward Espe Brown, chef and author of the beloved
Tassajara Bread Book, along with Tomato Blessings and
Radish Teachings, has cooked up the tale of a surprising
critter, whose deep intimacy with a Zen priest’s inner life
may strike your fancy. Margot Koch provides drawings
illuminating all the action.

As the cover advises, this is a “Zen Cautionary Tale.”
But against what exactly are we to be cautioned? The
darkness that may lurk beneath the safe refuge of
childhood memories? The ordinary life you may find
yourself living after all the spiritual aspirations? The
inevitable way every little thing in the universe is hitched
to everything else (and time is not a one-way street)?
Perhaps it’s simply a warning that Zen practice could
lead to talking with stuffed animals—and you don’t know
what they will say!

Edward Brown takes us on a winding tale through
the real-life events of a stuffed piggie named Ponce,
whose path suddenly crosses with that of an imaginary
person, named, at times, Edward. The challenges of
their everyday lives and lucid perceptions lead ultimately
towards a most singular moment of enlightenment and
mutual recognition.

Edward Espe Brown has been practicing Zen since 1965. He leads regular sitting groups and meditation retreats in Northern California and offers workshops in the U.S. and internationally on a variety of subjects, including cooking, handwriting change, and Mindfulness Touch. Edward is an accomplished chef, who helped found Greens Restaurant in San Francisco and worked with Deborah Madison in writing The Greens Cookbook. Edward's other books include The Tassajara Bread Book, Tassajara Cooking, The Tassajara Recipe Book, and Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings. He also edited Not Always So, a collection of Suzuki Roshi's lectures. In 2007, Edward was the subject of a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary film entitled How to Cook Your Life, directed by Doris Dörrie.

This event is FREE & everyone is invited!

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