? Product Details - Dempsey Distributing
Enriching Materials For Body, Mind and Spirit
None in stock? We'll get it in for you!
ITO = we order only when you order - non-returnable
OSP = out of stock at publisher
RP = Reprinting

Dharma Bum's Guide to Western Literature
Finding Nirvana in the Classics

CDN Retail: $26.95
Product Code: 9781608687695
Author: Sluyter, Dean
Vendor: New World Library



Suppose we could discover enlightenment teachings in Macbeth, The Catcher in the Rye, Moby-Dick, The Bluest Eye, and The Cat in the Hat... read Hemingway as haiku... learn mindfulness from Virginia Woolf and liberation from Frederick Douglass... see Dickinson and Whitman as Buddhas of poetry, and Huck Finn and Gatsby as seekers of the infinite.

Some of us were lucky enough to have one passionate, funny, inspiring English teacher who helped us fall in love with books. Add a lifetime of teaching Dharma - authentic, traditional approaches to meditation and awakening - and you get award-winning author Dean Sluyter.

Sluyter's habit of finding enlightenment in unexpected places started at the age of twelve, when Mad magazine triggered his first glimpse of deep transcendence. He went on to discover how "Eastern" spirituality - the light of nirvana - illuminates all the big questions of birth and death, hope and despair, love and fear that Western literature explores.

With droll humor and irreverent wisdom, the Guide unpacks the Dharma of more than twenty major writers, from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. It will inspire readers to deepen their own spiritual life and see literature in a fresh, new way: as a path of awakening.