Afterzen: Experiences of a Zen Student Out on His Ear
In Afterzen, van de Wetering provides unorthodox solutions to a collection of classical koans found in Walter Nowick's The Wisteria Triangle. Van de Wetering gives them his own distinctive touch of humor, down to earth reality, and tough spirituality in the context of meeting and adventures with personalities "collaged from bits and pieces of teachers and fellow students who kindly came my way."
In this third book of the trilogy, van de Wetering is at his accessible, honest, funny, and genuinely spiritual best.
THE GOODBYE KOAN
WHAT HAPPENED TO HARRY?
WHO THE HELL WAS BUDDHA?
SIXTY ZEN MASTERS CANT BE WRONG
JOSHU AND THE OLD WOMAN
THEN CARRY IT ALONG
SEEING INTO YOUR NATURE AND OTHER PASTIMES
BAD COP GOOD COP
TOMORROW NOBODY HAS HEARD OF BUDDHA
GURUS WAFT IN AND OUT ONLY THE NOTGURU IS REAL
999 WAYS OF NODIRECTION
ITS THE ONLY WAY RIMPOCHE COULD STAY HERE
THE MASTERS FEET TURN RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR HEAD
THREE NICE THINGS
EMPTINESS IS FORM
THERE ARE LOTS OF LITTLE ENDS
LIBERATING WESTERN THINKING