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''A fresh heartfelt book. Wonderland is down to earth often funny insightful and unique. Silberberg explores what contemporary Zen can be while remaining true to the fundamentals and essence of the teaching. Highly recommended.'' - GENPO MERZEL ROSHI Founder and teacher of Kanzeon international and author of Big Mind - Big Heart: Finding Your Way Hang on for you're headed down the rabbit hole. Daniel Doen Silberberg uses the classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as a jumping-off point for conveying the Zen Buddhist concept of ''one Mind.'' With riffs on everything from Detroit to the Diamond Sutra and Kill Bill to ketchup this is a funny thoughtful irreverent contribution to contemporary American Buddhism. Silberberg is a trained psychologist and musician who has been studying Buddhism for thirty years and leads an international Zen community. With stories from his own life as well as from the larger cultural swirl around him Silberberg refects on the differences between how we perceive our world and how it truly is. He offers important ideas on how to live fully and happily in the Wonderland we're all already in. DANIEL DOEN SILBERBERG is a teacher and founding director of the lost Coin Sangha in the White plum lineage that descends from both the rinzai and Soto Zen schools. Born in Bad Hartzburg Germany in 1947 his parents moved to new York City when he was four. Silberberg began formal Zen practice under Abbot Maezumi roshi and resident teacher Daido roshi at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper nY. He received a B.A. in english literature with an emphasis in eastern literature and has a phD in psychology.

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