Thank You and OK!: An American Zen Failure in Japan

Shambhala Publications
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David Chadwick, a Texas-raised wanderer, college dropout, bumbling social activist, and hobbyhorse musician, began his study under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial Zen education. In Thank You and OK! he recounts his experiences both inside and beyond the monastery walls and offers insightful portraits of the characters he knew in that world—the bickering monks, the patient abbot, the trotting housewives, the ominous insects, the bewildered bureaucrats, and the frustrating English-language students—as they worked inexorably toward initiating him into the mysterious ways of Japan. Whether you're interested in Japan, Buddhism, or exotic travel writing, this book is great fun.

To learn more about the author, David Chadwick, visit www.cuke.com.
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About the author

David Chadwick, a Texas-raised wanderer, college dropout, bumbling social activist, and hobbyhorse musician, began his Zen study under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. Chadwick now lives in Northern California where he reads, writes, walks, and continues to dabble in Buddhism and related matters.
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Publisher
Shambhala Publications
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Published on
May 8, 2007
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Pages
480
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ISBN
9780834826861
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Buddhism / General
Religion / Buddhism / Rituals & Practice
Religion / Buddhism / Zen
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