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Lions Roar : November 2019
REVIEWS ONE BLADE OF GRASS: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, A Zen Memoir By Henry Shukman Counterpoint 2019; 352 pp., $16.95 (paper) Henry Shukman is a poet, writer, and Zen teacher, but once upon a time, he was a troubled kid who suffered from severe eczema, a broken home, and rage over his lack of control in life. “Fuck the parents, fuck the skin, gimme a roll-up of old Holborne and a bottle of ale,” he writes. Yet Shukman eventually found medita- tion, and through that, a glimpse into how to awaken spiritually and work with his anxiety and depression. “Zen isn’t a matter of knowing,” someone told him. “It’s a practice. It’s something you do.” That sounded good to Shukman, but he still didn’t get how to actually do it. One Blade of Grass chronicles his journey to figuring that out. “I wanted to try to map the road by which I came,” he writes. THE DEATH OF YOU A Book for Anyone Who Might Not Live Forever By Miguel Chen Wisdom 2019; 168 pp., $17.95 (paper) Miguel Chen doesn’t shy away from talking about death—from comedic scenarios involving an elephant falling on your head to talking about losing loved ones at a young age. He imagines the perspective of his readers, writing, “Jeez, Miguel...Who are you, Debbie Downer? This is a huge fucking bum- mer.” And then he replies in his own voice, “I hear ya—but it doesn’t have to be. Really. Yes, death breaks our hearts, but it doesn’t have to destroy us.” Chen is a yoga teacher, punk rock bassist, and Buddhist who greets death from many perspectives and offers us practices to explore our own thinking on the topic, including meditations and contemplations on what “heaven” might be like, should we believe it exists. This book is raw, funny, considered, and offers kindness and compassion, even toward our ever-feared friend, Death. By Lindsay Kyte Find the best Buddhist books at store.lionsroar.com—and support our non-profit mission. the village zendo year-end retreat with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara Garrison Institute, New York half retreat: December 26th – 29th, 2019 full retreat: December 26th, 2019– January 1st, 2020 A spacious and quiet Zen retreat with meditation, daily dharma talks, interview with Village Zendo teachers and time to rest and walk along the Hudson River. For more information, please visit villagezendo.org LION’S ROAR | NOVEMBER 2019 79