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  • HUNGRY GHOSTS. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    HUNGRY GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Counterpoint, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring stuntwoman Darcy Lott. SIGNED on the title page. Set in San Franciso. 264 pp. ISBN: 1582434174.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48778
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  • JELLYFISH BONES: The Humor Of Zen. by Gilbert, Don (Zen Master Ta Hui)
    Gilbert, Don (Zen Master Ta Hui)
    JELLYFISH BONES: The Humor Of Zen.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Oakland, CA: Blue Dolphin Publishing, (1980). First edition - The author is a monk in the Cho Ke Order of Korea and also a cartoonist whose work centers around Zen themes. Master Gilbert feels that humor is an effective way to activate an intuitive knowing of the truth of ourselves. Illustrated with cartoons and decorative borders. ISBN: 0-93189221X.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75670
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  • THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth. by Goldberg, Natalie.
    Goldberg, Natalie.
    THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this…

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    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this story is finally a search for truth." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing of a heart. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0733993.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 65703
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  • THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth. by Goldberg, Natalie.
    Goldberg, Natalie.
    THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this…

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    New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this story is finally a search for truth." INSCRIBED on the title page "For Jennifer" with a drawing of a heart. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0733993.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47882
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  • THE LADY AND THE MONK: Four Seasons in Kyoto. by Iyer, Pico.
    Iyer, Pico.
    THE LADY AND THE MONK: Four Seasons in Kyoto.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1992.). SIGNED - The author's second book, an account of his stay in a Buddhist monastery in Japan, because he wanted to learn more about Zen Buddhism and Japan today. While he was there, he met a young woman who came to embody both the old and new Japan to him - the wife of a 'salaryman,' locked into an arranged marriage, but who was conversant with both the ancient tea ceremony and modern rock, who wore leg warmers one day and a kimono another. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author - "For -- Hope you have a wonderful time in Japan, with warmest wishes" and dated in 1993. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-679403086.

    Condition: Good+ condition - usual toning to the pages, minor wear to covers.

    Book ID: 50672
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  • THE WILD, WHITE GOOSE, VOLUME II; The Diary of a Female Zen Priest. by Jiyu-Kennett, Roshi.
    Jiyu-Kennett, Roshi.
    THE WILD, WHITE GOOSE, VOLUME II; The Diary of a Female Zen Priest.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Mount Shasta, CA: Shasta Abbey Press, (1978). First edition - The chronicle of her last six years in Japan by Jiyu-Kennett, one of the first Western women to become a Zen master. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-930066030.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 71464
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  • NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982. by Matthiessen, Peter
    Matthiessen, Peter
    NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Shambala, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey deep into the heart of American and Japanese Zen Buddhism, culminating with Matthiessen's 1982 pilgrimage to Japan with his Zen teacher. Foreword by Hakuyu T. Maezumi. Index. xii, 288 pp. ISBN: 0-394-552512.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 54054
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  • NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982. by Matthiessen, Peter
    Matthiessen, Peter
    NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Shambala, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey deep into the heart of American and Japanese Zen Buddhism, culminating with Matthiessen's 1982 pilgrimage to Japan with his Zen teacher. Foreword by Hakuyu T. Maezumi. Index. xii, 288 pp. ISBN: 0-394-552512.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54055
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  • Matthiessen, Peter
    NINE-HEADED DRAGON RIVER: Zen Journals 1969 -1982.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Shambala, 1987. A journey deep into the heart of American and Japanese Zen Buddhism. ISBN: 0-87773-4011.

    Condition: Very good - (a few marginal brackets.).

    Book ID: 26100
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  • Sagan, Miriam
    SEARCHING FOR A MUSTARD SEED: One Young Widow's Unconventional Story.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Costa Mesa, CA: Quality Words in Print (QWP), (2003.). First edition - Poet's account of her attempt to deal with grief and to move on in her own life, when her husband, Robert, a Zen priest, died of colitis at the age of 36. The title refers to a Buddhist teaching story. 207 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29662
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  • Shainberg, Lawrence.
    AMBIVALENT ZEN: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Dustjacket praise from Normam Mailer and Gretel Ehrlich, who calls this a 'hilarious provocative account of what being a student of Zen has been for Lawrence Shainberg.'. ISBN: 0-679-441166.

    Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket (binding cracked before title page.)

    Book ID: 26093
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  • OUTSIDER IN AMSTERDAM. by van de Wetering, Janwillem.
    van de Wetering, Janwillem.
    OUTSIDER IN AMSTERDAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first in the series of mystery novels featuring Detectives Grijpstra and de Gier of the Amsterdam police. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-395-207053.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (spine slant, tears to edges of dj)

    Book ID: 46961
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  • THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PHILIP WHALEN. by [Whalen, Philip, 1923-2002] Rothenberg, Michael, editor; Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino..
    [Whalen, Philip, 1923-2002] Rothenberg, Michael, editor; Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino..
    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PHILIP WHALEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (2007). Hardcover first edition - The collected work of this legendary San Francisco Renaissance and Beat poet, arranged chronologically. Whalen, who was also a Buddhist monk, was one of the most creative poets of the San Francisco Renaissance; he was part of the 1955 Six Gallery reading which was one of the most pivotal events in the West Coast Beat. Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino. Includes several appendices - one listing the contents of each of his books when first published, another with a brief biography and bibliography. Index of titles. xli, 871 pp. ISBN: 0-819568597.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78932
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