Haubner, Shozan Jack
""This punk of a monk, who should be tending to his own affairs, has decided to infect the real world with his tall tales, and worse, to let the cat out of the bag. And what a sly, dangerous, beautiful, foul-smelling, heart-warming beast it is."-Leonard Cohen, from the foreword"
A screenwriter and stand-up comic's hilarious and profound account of his journey into Zen monkhood-featuring a foreword by Leonard Cohen
Shozan Jack Haubner is the David Sedaris of Zen Buddhism- a brilliant humorist and analyst of human foibles, whose hilarity is informed by the profound insights that have dawned on him-as he's stumbled and fallen into spirituall practice. Raised in a truly strange family of Mel-Gibson-esque Catholic extremists, he went on to study philosophy (becoming very un-Catholic in the process) and to pursue a career as a screenwriter and stand-up comic in the clubs of L.A. How he went from life in the fast lane to life on the stationary meditation cushion is the subject of this laugh-out-loud funny account of his experiences.
Whether he's dealing with the pranks of a juvenile delinquent assistant in the monastery kitchen or experiencing profound compassion in the presence of his spiritual teacher, Haubner's voice is one you'll be compelled to listen to. Not only because it's highly entertaining, but because of its remarkable insight into the human condition.
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