A glimpse of nothingness: experiences in an American Zen community

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1975 - Religion - 184 pages
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The author records a two-week intensive retreat with the American assistant of his former Japanese Zen master, his reactions to the company of American disciples, and his achievement of mystical experience after more than ten years of meditation

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Bettter known for his mysteries, de Wetering also became fascinated with Zen. This book describes his exploration of Zen Buddhism and his experiences (1975) at a Zen community. His writing is clear and concise. Read full review

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Brilliant Work: I picked this book up in a college town's bookstore while visiting my sister. Sometimes I will just pick up a handful of books in the Eastern Philosophy section, and see what I get ... Read full review

Contents

Bubonic plague
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Until nothing is left of it
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The horseshoe crabs
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Copyright

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Janwillem Van de Wetering was born in 1931 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He traveled extensively, both geographically and philosophically, his adventures ranging from being a motorcycle gang member to a Buddhist, a real estate salesman in Australia to an exporter in Holland. While working with the Dutch constabulary, he wrote a series of mysteries.

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