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Book Release Celebration
April 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CDT
Join Us to Celebrate Bussho’s new book with a short talk, book signing and reception at Aslan.
Join us to celebrate the release of Bussho’s new book: Singing and Dancing Are the Voice of the Law: A Commentary on Hakuin’s “Song of Zazen” published by Monkfish in December 2022.
About the book:
“Singing and Dancing Are the Voice of the Law introduces us to one of the great works of Zen literature, ‘The Song of Zazen.’ Zen teacher Bussh? Lahn illuminates Hakuin’s enigmatic poem in plain language, unpacking it and applying it to contemporary life. His book offers a wealth of information on the context and content of this eighteenth-century work, clearly evoking its themes of abiding wisdom, meditation, compassionate self-regard, and our own everyday life’s potential to express deep spiritual truth.
Short stanza by short stanza, this exceptionally readable and deeply engaging book shows how the poem’s teachings and invitations are as applicable now as they were when they were first written nearly three centuries ago. Lahn offers readers an intuitive and progressive path of exploration of their spiritual lives, regardless of their faith tradition.”
Comments about the book:
Bussho Lahn has a flair for metaphor, anecdote, and the one-sentence paragraph. He also has a deft way of holding the Zen tradition, including its formality and ritual: lightly, with real appreciation and understanding born of experience, but without even an ounce of piety. You’ll have so much fun reading this book you’ll forget how inspiring it is. —Norman Fischer, Zen priest and author
Click here to order a copy through Indiepubs with discount