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Stoep Zen: A Zen Life in South Africa (edition 2008)

by Antony Osler

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Title:Stoep Zen: A Zen Life in South Africa
Authors:Antony Osler
Info:Jacana Media (2008), Paperback, 176 pages
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Tags:Philosophy, RSA, Read 2011, Read 2011 04 21, EW book, Gift from Marc

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Stoep Zen: A Zen Life in South Africa by Antony Osler

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This warm and gentle contemplation of the four seasons as observed from the veranda of a Karoo farm is an undiscovered gem, more comforting than home cooking and more stimulating than good Scotch – a beverage to which the author is particularly partial.

Former musician Antony Osler was one of the first South African Buddhist monks: founding a legal resources clinic in the Karoo dorp Colesberg, he worked as a human rights advocate and a farmer, while being an enthusiastic father and a committed Buddhist.

Intimate, tender and engaging, this delightful book – illustrated with evocative monochromatic photographs – bears testimony not only to Osler’s deep faith but also to his skill as a writer and his talent for life. ( )
  adpaton | Nov 28, 2008 |
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Ruminating on what it means to achieve Zen in a continent that has experienced fear, injustice, and inspirational political revolution, this meditation is a refreshingly enlightening account of practicing Buddhism in a volatile and ever-changing South Africa. Reminiscent of Lau Tsu combined with Oom Schalk Lourens, this luminescent and contemplative guide to inner sanctum draws on the experience and knowledge of an advocate of human rights and a former Zen monk. Lightly musing on the abstract concepts of humility, acceptance, reconciliation, and love and layered with swirling emotion and poeti.… (more)

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