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Kyodo Williams offers a savvy yet tender voice as she walks readers through the basic principles of Zen. It's hard to resist her invitation to take on the numerous sensible vows that lead to enlightenment, such as staying true to the warrior spirit while "committing ourselves to practicing good." The bottom line is that this is a book about claiming the strength, compassion, and integrity that dwell within everyone. And although it speaks to the particular needs and trials of the African American community, readers of all colors and walks of life will find this an irresistible invitation. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Laced with conservative rhetoric, I was ultimately disappointed from the read...Published 5 months ago by CoasttoCoast
I love this book! Clearly written with so much wisdom, humility and love. I have been reading it slowly, slowly...drinking into my meditation before sleep comes nightly. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Imani Tolliver
Learning about what being a Buddhist means from someone who is not a white academic is very liberating. Too much has been written from a very narrow, academic, view point. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charles M. Stoy
This is a great book for anyone interested in learning more about buddhism, particularly if you are a person of color.Published 13 months ago by Erika C.
All about letting some of our Black shit go. We're at the boot heel of society, but it doesn't mean we can't give ourselves a little bit of a break. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer