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The Dude and the Zen Master

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Publisher Comments:

The New York Times bestseller from Academy award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and Zen leader and author of Bearing Witness, Bernie Glassman.

Zen master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges's iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who “are simple and unassuming, and so good that, on account of them, God lets the world go on.” His buddy Jeff puts it another way. The wonderful thing about the Dude, he says, is that he'd always rather hug it out than slug it out.

For more than a decade, Academy Award–winning actor Jeff Bridges and his buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue about life, laughter, and the movies with a charm and bonhomie that never fail to enlighten and entertain. Throughout, their remarkable humanism reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.

Review:

“Mr. Bridges and Mr. Glassman are likable, and smart, and interesting...[The Dude and the Zen Master] includes compelling discussions of Mr. Bridges's marriage, acting technique and close relationship with his father...you'll always be grateful for the hang.” The New York Times

Review:

“[The Dude and the Zen Master] is an odd and wonderful little work that makes use of the transcendentally funny characters and language of [The Big Lebowski] as the starting point for a relaxed philosophical discussion about a wide variety of topics.” Los Angeles Times

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“A jam session in book form....An exercise in likeability....What's not to love?” The Hairpin

Review:

“Like relaxing in a nice literary bubble bath....It's nice to take comfort in such simple insights when the whole world seems to be going crazy around us....The Dude and the Zen Master can help you do just that.” Dudespaper.com

Synopsis:

An extraordinarily inspiring — and often hilarious — dialogue between the Oscar-winning actor and his longtime spiritual guru — a conversation about life, the movies, laughter, and trying to do good in a difficult world.

About the Author

Jeff Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, performer, and songwriter.

Bernie Glassman is the abbot of the Zen Community of New York and the Zen Center of Los Angeles. A former aerospace engineer, he holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from UCLA. Glassman is founder of the Greyston Bakery and a cofounder of Zen Peacemakers, an international order of social activists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399161643
Author:
Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
Publisher:
Blue Rider Press
Author:
Glassman, Bernie
Author:
Bridges, Jeff
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Blue Rider Press - English 9780399161643 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Mr. Bridges and Mr. Glassman are likable, and smart, and interesting...[The Dude and the Zen Master] includes compelling discussions of Mr. Bridges's marriage, acting technique and close relationship with his father...you'll always be grateful for the hang.”
"Review" by , “[The Dude and the Zen Master] is an odd and wonderful little work that makes use of the transcendentally funny characters and language of [The Big Lebowski] as the starting point for a relaxed philosophical discussion about a wide variety of topics.”
"Review" by , “A jam session in book form....An exercise in likeability....What's not to love?”
"Review" by , “Like relaxing in a nice literary bubble bath....It's nice to take comfort in such simple insights when the whole world seems to be going crazy around us....The Dude and the Zen Master can help you do just that.”
"Synopsis" by , An extraordinarily inspiring — and often hilarious — dialogue between the Oscar-winning actor and his longtime spiritual guru — a conversation about life, the movies, laughter, and trying to do good in a difficult world.
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