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    Books in Brief Paid Member

    Awakening to ZenThe Teachings of Roshi Philip KapleauEdited by Polly Young-Eisendrath and Rafe MartinScribner: New York, 1997256 pp., $22 (cloth) A compilation of never-before-published teachings, given over the course of thirty-two years, from one of the first American Zen Buddhists and the author of The Three Pillars of Zen. Roshi Philip Kapleau’s style is consistently humorous and touching, and bears the stamp of his own teachers Harada Roshi and Yasutani Roshi. This book is a gift from a master to his students at the close of an illustrious career. More »
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    THE KING NEVER SMILES: A BIOGRAPHY OF THAILAND’S BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ PAUL M. HANDLEY New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006 512 pp.; $38.00 (cloth) More »
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    Going Beyond Ethnic Dualism Paid Member

    Dreaming Me:An African-American Woman’s Spiritual Journey Janice Dean Willis Riverhead Books: New York, 2001 352 pp.; $23.95 (cloth) More »
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    POEMS OF THE MASTERS: China’s Classic Anthology of T’ang and Sung Dynasty Verse More »
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    Much Ado About Nothingness Paid Member

    The Cult of Nothingness: The Philosophers and the BuddhaRoger-Pol DroitTranslated by David Streight and Pamela VohnsonChapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003288 pp.; $59.95 (cloth), $24.95 (paper) What do people think about when they think about Buddhism? Maybe it’s the Dalai Lama, beaming amid a clutch of eager young monks or smiling benevolently at a throng of Hollywood admirers. Maybe it’s a bald, bespectacled, and black-robed woman from lower Manhattan, presiding over the neighborhood zendo. Or maybe it’s Keanu Reeves, in a flattering dhoti and heavy eyeliner, sitting unperturbed beneath the Bodhi tree amid a blizzard of special effects. More »
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    Body WorldsThe Museum for Science and IndustryChicago, through September 5, 2005Franklin Institute Science MuseumPhiladelphia, October 7, 2005—April 23, 2006 Body Worlds 2Great Lakes Science CenterCleveland, through September 18, 2005Ontario Science CenterToronto, Spetember 30, 2005—February 26, 2006 The Universe WithinNob Hill Masonic CenterSan Francisco, through September 4, 2005 More »