Novice to Master (Paperback)

An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity


160 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861713936

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ISBN 9781614290209

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“This wise and warm book should be read by all.”—Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.

In his singularly humorous and bitingly direct way, Zen abbot Sōkō Morinaga tells the story of his rigorous training at a Japanese Zen temple, his spiritual growth and his interactions with his students and others. Morinaga’s voice is uniquely tuned to the truth of the condition of the human mind and spirit and his reflections and interpretations are unvarnished and succinct. His great gift is the ability to lift the spirit of the reader all the while exposing the humility and weakness in the lives of people, none more so than his own.

Read on to see what everyone from Publishers Weekly to well-known Buddhist figures and even New York Times bestselling author Anthony Swofford have to say about this one of a kind book!

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