Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma

Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma

Brad Warner


How does a real-life Zen grasp — not the preternaturally calm, cartoonish Zen masters depicted by way of mainstream tradition — aid others via difficult occasions while he’s facing soreness of his personal? How does he meditate whilst the realm is crumbling round him? Is meditation a legitimate reaction or simply one other kind of escapism? those are the questions Brad Warner ponders in Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate.

During a yr that Warner spent giving talks and top retreats throughout North the US, his mom and grandmother died, he misplaced his dream task, and his marriage fell aside. In writing approximately how he utilized the Buddha’s teachings to his personal real-life discomfort, Warner shatters expectancies, revealing that Buddhism isn’t a few esoteric pie-in-the-sky final resolution yet a really sensible strategy to take care of no matter what existence dishes out.

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