Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals 1969-1982 (Shambhala

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A person who has set out to discover the path to freedom from suffering and then to teach it to others is called a bodhisattva. They entered a small church hall, sat in a circle, closed their eyes and faced their teacher, hungry for Buddhist wisdom. "Challenge your notions," the 55-year-old woman with dreadlocks told them, sharing her journey as a black Christian turned Buddhist, a racial rarity among meditators. "I once thought there was something devilish and 'woo-woo' about this, that people would find out, that they would say bad things about me.

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications; Revised ed. edition (April 15, 2014)


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