A Glimpse of Nothingness

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Pocket Books, 1978 - Meditation - 221 pages

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One man's very personal chronicle of his encounter with Zen in Japan, and how it impacts his life. A good book to read before you rush off to stay in a monastary in Kyoto. Read full review

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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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About the author (1978)

Janwillem Van de Wetering was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on February 12, 1931. 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. He was a police officer in Amsterdam from 1966 to 1975 and his crime novels featuring detectives Grijpstra and De Gier were based on his experiences. He also wrote a trilogy based on the time he spent at a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery and wrote children's books about a porcupine named Hugh Pine. In 1984, he received the French Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He died on July 4, 2008 at the age of 77.

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