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Ray Brooks sets out on a journey of self discovery after hearing a Shakuhachi (Zen flute) being played by a monk in the grounds of a Japanese monastery where he was attending a... Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Ronmac
Roy writes wonderfully and keeps you entertained as well as informed of the shakuhachi world during his travels.Published on February 2, 2011 by James Ross
I recently took up the Shakuhachi flute. I am a practitioner of Zen. This book adeptly merges the two. I honestly had a difficult time putting the book down. Read morePublished on January 23, 2008 by Geekdomo
This book ia an inspiration and demonstrates the twists that life takes. You do not have to be a musician or shakuhachi player to enjoy this - it is more a spiritual journey along... Read morePublished on July 17, 2007 by AB
This is Ray Brooks's personal story of discovering something he could devote himself to and find happiness with. Read morePublished on January 10, 2003 by Kent Truscott
Blowing zen was a one sitting read. Whether your a muscian or on a spiritual journey there is something for you in this book. Brooks' doesn't ram zen down your throat. Read morePublished on April 12, 2001
This is the friendly and very readable story of an Englishman in Japan who discovers the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and manages for five years or so to get lessons from... Read morePublished on March 19, 2001 by Peter Fennessy
Before buying brooks's book I had heard of him. He came to wide prominance as a musical thinker and as an exceptional shakuhachi player. I have his Cd hollow bell. Read morePublished on November 2, 2000
Ray Brooks combines music, travel and zen in a story which turns into
a journey of discovery for the author and reader. Read more