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A Glimpse of Nothingness

Experiences in an American Zen Community

Janwillem van de Wetering

St. Martin's Griffin

The description of a Zen path of one Westerner who began by seeking for the sense of it all, and who came to realize at least a part of it.

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Praise for A Glimpse of Nothingness

"This is a book that deserves serious attention . . . eminently readable, easy to relate to on several different levels, and a fascinating and encouraging tale of human communal endeavor."--The New York Times Book Review

"I was pleasantly surprised to find the book enjoyable . . . the main virtue of this book is van de Wetering's skill for re-creating places, feelings, scenes, and encounters. The book is relaxed, alternately serious and humorous, and insightful."--The Shambhala Review

"The most down-to-earth account of the Zen discipline ever written for Westerners . . . van de Wetering clears away the thicket of intellectualization and mannered inscrutability and gets down to the ordinariness of Zen. Even those who normally refect spiritual trips . . . will find this dogged, bourgeois seeker hard to ignore."--Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Janwillem van de Wetering

  • Janwillem van de Wetering has lived with his wife on the Maine Coast for twenty years, but before that he lived literally all over the world --Holland, South Africa, London, Japan, South America. He is the author of a successful mystery series, as well as a trilogy detailing his experiences in a Buddhist Monastery, The Empty Mirror, A Glimpse of Nothingness, and Afterzen.
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A Glimpse of Nothingness

Experiences in an American Zen Community

Janwillem van de Wetering

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St. Martin's Griffin

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