Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Recommended by Amanda Palmer, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #95 in Zen

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Amanda Palmer One of my absolute favorite books of all time, because it changed my life, is a book called Dropping Ashes on the Buddha. It's by Zen Master Seung Sahn, who was a Korean Zen monk. I read it when I was maybe 24, and it's a short book: just a series of letters that this really funny, very direct, very no-bullshit Korean monk wrote back and forth with his students in the 1970s. It was one of those, 'Oh, my God, I think I get it' books... I have given that book to probably 30 or 40 people, especially people who have told me that they are feeling kind of lost and/or depressed or directionless, or... (Source)

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