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Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace (Compass) Paperback – January 8, 2002
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"A classic."—Jack Kornfield
There truly is an art to being here in this world, and like any art, it can be mastered.
In this elegant, practical book, Angel Kyodo Williams combines the universal wisdom of Buddhism with an inspirational call for self-acceptance and community empowerment. Written by a woman who grew up facing the challenges that confront African-Americans every day, Being Black teaches us how a "warrior spirit" of truth and responsibility can be developed into the foundation for real happiness and personal transformation. With her eloquent, hip, and honest perspective, Williams—a Zen priest, social activist, and entrepreneur—shares personal stories, time-tested teachings, and simple guidelines that invite readers of all faiths to step into the freedom of a life lived with fearlessness and grace.
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- Publisher : Penguin Books (January 8, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 200 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0140196307
- ISBN-13 : 978-0140196306
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Grade level : 12 and up
- Item Weight : 6.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 5.09 x 0.56 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #488,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Book is written in a language that is clear,to the point, and easy to understand. Free from the "psycho-babble" that some books on Buddhism tend to be bogged down with, 'Being Black..." is written in such a way that I felt the author empathized with other Black people who find themselves alone on the Buddhist path and in life.
Sharing in the problems we as Black people sometimes face in our family and social settings.Touching on the negative self talk that we sometimes indulge in.Showing how we can be our own worst enemies at times.
Don't get me wrong-anyone and just about everyone can benefit from reading this book, regardless of race or spiritual path.
It teaches,inspires,comforts,and is even entertaining in some parts.
I highly recommend this book to all who are on a spiritual quest to improve their lives.