John House

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Much Ado About Nothingness

The Cult of Nothingness:The Philosophers and the BuddhaRoger-Pol DroitTranslated by David Streight and Pamela VohnsonChapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003288 pp.; $59.95 (cloth), $24.95 (paper) What do people think about when they think about Buddhism? Maybe it’s the Dalai Lama, beaming amid a clutch of eager young monks or smiling benevolently at a […]

By John House

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‘Ordinary Mind’ by Barry Magid

Ordinary Mind:Exploring the Common Ground of Zen and PsychotherapyBy Barry MagidWisdom Publications; Boston 2002 208 pp.; $22.95 (cloth) Americans have never been much for either/or. When presented with choices, and especially when operating as consumers (which is to say, most of the time), we tend to exhibit a hungry kind of both/and pluralism, a desire […]

By John House
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