I really loved this book.
It is simple, practical and satisfying.
Think for a minute - telling someone how to drive from your house to the mall. Throughout this book you also get reminded what the present moment is - the present moment is always right here and right now - I really enjoyed this book - it's simple and for everyday life. It is simple, practical and satisfying.
The Wooden Bowl book.
Strand has written five other books, as well as articles on a. .
Strand has written five other books, as well as articles on a variety of religious, spiritual and ecological themes Workshops, Lectures, Conferences. Clark Strand has taught at workshops and retreats, lectured at colleges and universities in America and Japan, and has spoken at large Buddhist gatherings. ISBN 978-0-7868-6286-3 (1998).
April 06, 2009 2:06AM. Hyperion changed it, dumbing down the concept, which it felt was too radical for the time the book was published, preferring the more innocuous, generic title Wooden Bowl, which they felt had "a nice homemade aesthetic. Asked in Literary Awards, Sherlock Holmes.
It's as simple and unaffected as a plain" wooden bowl"
And don't knock yourself for failing. With practice, you'll get better. It's as simple and unaffected as a plain" wooden bowl". Just sit and be present, where we always are anyway. There is no fancy instruction aside from counting the breath from one to four.
Clark Strand is an American spiritual writer and former Zen Buddhist monk. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, .
No current Talk conversations about this book. The book's OK and somewhat informative. But I think Clark is a little full of himself. Seeds from a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey ISBN 9780786862429 (1997).
"I asked myself one question: Was there a way for people to slow down and experience themselves, their lives, and other people in the present moment without adopting a new religious or philosophical ideology"
In The Wooden Bowl, now in paperback, meditation teacher and author Clark Strand explains in short, simple chapters how to meditate on your own or within a group--the only requirement being that you maintain a spirit of lightness and friendliness, without goals or expectations. The secret of meditation lies in understanding that we all have an inner steadiness and calm that we can access right away, without obsessively monitoring or telling ourselves what to do.
"The Wooden Bowl is a terrific book. Just reading it slows me down, reminds me in the most simple quiet language that I'm here--now. How sweet! I love the way Strand writes." --Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones