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The Dude and the Zen Master

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Staff Pick

Jeff Bridges and American Zen master Bernie Glassman get together to shoot the breeze about Buddhism, bowling, acting, and, last but not least, that great American bodhisattva, The Dude. As charming as it is enlightening, this book abides.
Recommended by Martin, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

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.” Jeff puts it another way. “The wonderful thing about the Dude 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 and remarkable humanism in a book that reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.

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“[A] truly incredible book about two friends talking about the good life.” Huffington Post

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“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

Review:

The Dude and the Zen Master [is] a wonderful book of conversations...about acting and Zen and the long, fond relationship between these men.” Sheila Heti, Financial Times

About the Author

Jeff Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, performer, songwriter, and photographer. He is a cofounder of the End Hunger Network and is the national spokesman for Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign.

Bernie Glassman founded the Zen Community of New York, which later became Zen Peacemakers, an international order of social activists, as well as the Greyston Mandala.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142180525
Author:
Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
Publisher:
Plume
Author:
Glassman, Bernie
Author:
Bridges, Jeff
Subject:
Self-Help/Spiritual
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20140128
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 0.45 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Plume - English 9780142180525 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Jeff Bridges and American Zen master Bernie Glassman get together to shoot the breeze about Buddhism, bowling, acting, and, last but not least, that great American bodhisattva, The Dude. As charming as it is enlightening, this book abides.

"Review" by , “[A] truly incredible book about two friends talking about the good life.”
"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 , The Dude and the Zen Master [is] a wonderful book of conversations...about acting and Zen and the long, fond relationship between these men.”
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