Zen Confidential

  • by Shozan Jack Haubner, Leonard Cohen
  • Narrated by Shozan Jack Haubner
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

These hilarious essays on life inside and outside a Zen monastery make up the spiritual memoir of Shozan Jack Haubner, a Zen monk who didn’t really start out to be one. Raised in a conservative Catholic family, Shozan went on to study philosophy (becoming de-Catholicized in the process) and to pursue a career as a screenwriter and stand-up comic in the clubs of L.A. How he went from life in the fast lane to life on the stationary meditation cushion is the subject of this laugh-out-loud funny account of his experiences. Whether he’s dealing with the pranks of a juvenile delinquent assistant in the monastery kitchen or defending himself against claims that he appeared in a porno movie under the name “Daniel Reed” (he didn’t, really) or being surprised in the midst of it all by the compassion he experiences in the presence of his teacher, Haubner’s voice is one you'll be compelled to listen to. Not only because it’s highly entertaining, but because of its remarkable insight into the human condition.

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Hilarious, heartfelt and gives a refreshing angle on zen.

It was really fun, you end up getting a great lesson in Zen but in the opposite way than you would expect.

It's very personal and shows how everyone's journey and search is so unique.

Maybe even better if you have tried Buddhist or zen practice as there are some Buddhist terms. This book really trashes the idea of being holy or trying to improve yourself through a spiritual practice.
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- Sam Leeming

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios