On the Bookshelf at Café Nirvana
Zen Fixtures: Cast Your Home in a Spiritual Light
HarperLittleRock: Little Rock Arkansas, 1996.
“Be a light unto yourself,” said the Buddha. Make it happen with this delightful book on selecting and installing your own track lighting.
Zen Zulu: African Influences on 18th-Century Japanese Buddhist Thought
Central Texas University Press: Houston, 1996.
Highly original. Yamamoto stands academia on its ear with her fresh insights into Hakuin’s koan curriculum.
Nobody Home: Confessions of a Buddhist Psychiatrist
Bottom Books: New York, 1996.
Inspiring accounts of healing by a psychoanalyst who changed his way of treating patients after he found that their greatest insights seemed to come during moments when he left his chair to use the bathroom.
Because I Said So: Authority in American Zen
Full Court Press Books: Chicago, 1996.
A careful articulation of what Longman has called “the male power imperative” implicit to Zen awakening.
He’s Got the Time, Have You Got the Money? Finding a Zen Teacher You Can Afford
Pennypincher Press: Seattle, 1996.
Ways to save money for long retreats. Negotiating a payment plan you can afford. Making payments contingent upon results. It’s all here. You’ll wonder how you managed before Lane.
Off the Wall: Bodhidharma’s Treatise on Mind
Translated by Stefan Twichell
Jambalaya Publications: New Orleans, 1996.
Unhampered by familiarity with the language in which it was written, Twichell gives Bodhidharma’s famous treatise a lighthearted humor it probably lacked in the original.