Ambivalent Zen

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Ambivalent Zen

One Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path

By Lawrence Shainberg

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679772880, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 1997


Seeking help with his basketball game, Shainberg embraced Zen Buddhism in 1951 and was catapulted on a life-long spiritual journey. Alternately comic and reverential, Ambivalent Zen chronicles the rewards and dangers of spiritual ambition and presents a poignant reflection of the experiences faced by many Americans involved in the Zen movement.