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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tim Burkett reading & signing 'Nothing Holy About It' - September 15th


Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present
Tim Burkett
reading & signing  

 Nothing Holy About It:
The Zen of Being Just Who You Are

Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. 





ZEN AND THE CITY
When Zen Buddhism came to America the San Francisco Bay Area was one of its first stops. Tim Burkett was there and in his book, Nothing Holy about It, he recounts those exciting, tumultuous, uncertain days.

 San Francisco was the cradle of American Zen, and Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, was the first to establish a center in the West. Today, Suzuki is remembered as one of the world’s great teachers, but when Tim Burkett began studying with him he was little known outside of a small group of dedicated Zen practitioners. That was in 1964 when Burkett was a twenty-year-old Stanford student and just beginning the spiritual journey that would shape his life. 


In NOTHING HOLY ABOUT IT: THE ZEN OF BEING JUST WHO YOU ARE Burkett offers an intimate glimpse into how studying with Suzuki transformed his life, how he helped establish Tassajara—the first Zen monastery outside of Asia—and how his spiritual practice has carried him through personal tragedies that include his brother’s suicide. Threaded throughout the book are koans, poems, and reflections on what it means to live according to Zen teachings.
 
About the Author:

 TIM BURKETT, PH.D. is Guiding Teacher of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis. He is also a licensed psychologist and director of a large mental health agency. He was a student of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and later of Dainin Katagiri Roshi, in whose lineage he is a dharma heir. 


This event is FREE and everyone is invited!



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