Wonderland: The Zen of Alice

Wonderland The Zen of Alice An exceptionally original riff on Alice in Wonderland Daniel Silberberg s Wonderland uses Lewis Carroll s classic story as a jumping off point to convey the Zen concept of One Mind Using a lively mix

  • Title: Wonderland: The Zen of Alice
  • Author: Daniel Doen Silberberg
  • ISBN: 9781888375954
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • An exceptionally original riff on Alice in Wonderland, Daniel Silberberg s Wonderland uses Lewis Carroll s classic story as a jumping off point to convey the Zen concept of One Mind Using a lively mix of tone, quotation, and levels of discourse, he references everything from Timeless Spring and the Diamond Sutra to Kill Bill and ketchup, creating a unique contribution tAn exceptionally original riff on Alice in Wonderland, Daniel Silberberg s Wonderland uses Lewis Carroll s classic story as a jumping off point to convey the Zen concept of One Mind Using a lively mix of tone, quotation, and levels of discourse, he references everything from Timeless Spring and the Diamond Sutra to Kill Bill and ketchup, creating a unique contribution to contemporary American Zen that honors its historic roots while striking out into fresh areas With stories from his own life as well as from the larger cultural swirl around him, Silberberg reflects on the differences between how we perceive the world and the way it actually is His take on a variety of Buddhist ideas and concepts is immediately useful and relevant, enabling readers to address many of the issues they deal with in their own practices.

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    • I decided to delve further into my look at Buddhism and what it is, or what it can be, and this book seemed a good way to go about doing that. I have always loved Alice in Wonderland, and so why not read a book that helps illustrate points by referring to things within Alice in Wonderland. I do believe that I have now learned more about the Buddhist faith, and I also am sure that I could never fully practice it. It takes a lot of work, time, and devotion to something that doesn't quite catch in [...]


    • Silberberg writes that after enlightenment, the Buddha did not think there was any way to teach the path to others, or even to put what he had experienced into words. Then he tried, anyway. Silberberg does much the same with this book on Zen. He admits there is no way to transmit his knowledge directly, like a how-to manual. Instead, he uses every method he can think of in a genuine attempt to spread the benefit of what he has learned. He uses personal anecdotes, Zen koans and stories, and, yes, [...]


    • Although slim pickings for Alice in Wonderland references considering the title of the book, Silberberg does a decent job of conveying the essence of Zen Buddhism (particularly the Soto School). Not only does the author quote Alice, he draws upon "Serpico" and Lenny Bruce, his own childhood, historical events, American Pop Culture, other Masters both current and past and, by doing so, makes an understanding of Buddhism much like a fine jazz piece can create an understanding of music. His isn't t [...]


    • I know some people expected more Alice - I did too. I guess I accepted the book for what it is & liked what was here anyway. :) This year we've had a lot of change & I've found myself thinking "what if" and "if only "X" was different" a lot. I am starting to be able to accept our circumstances for what they are & the members of my family for who they are also. It's hardest to accept yourself for who you are, I think (and really mean it). I don't know that I'm on a path toward enlight [...]


    • A breezy read rife with inspirational insights to specific passages from Anglophone mythology (Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass"), intended as a perfunctory introduction to the concept of Zen Buddhism. Frequently self-referential, the text presents countless personal observations and experiences from the author's private life, from conversations with his family to experiences as a student of Zen - which deviate from the source material, sometimes to distractio [...]


    • A perfect read for those who have read enough philosophy and/or self-help books to stock a library. This book is very much in alignment with the ideas that the 'search for enlightenment' should be called off and that 'understanding' is highly overrated. Do your 'self' a favor and thin your Purpose of Life library down to this one book. P.S. you do not have to practice Buddhism to appreciate this book's wisdom.


    • If there was ever a book that I was 100% the demographic for, this is it. Zen + Alice = no way I was walking out of the store without this book.It's light and an easy read. It also includes some deeply provocative ideas, like much Zen writing does. Silberberg is funny and insightful while also clearly being very serious and immersed in his practice. A good read!


    • I was a bit disappointed in it, in that the references to Alice in Wonderland were slim and that was why I had got the book. It did however leave me with a good happy feeling, with the thought that this is it. I can be happy where I am right now, as times may get or have been better or worse, but it's most important to be happy and appreciate the moment because that is what I have right now.


    • This book was not what I was hoping for based on the synopsis on the back. I want a comparison of Alice in Wonderland to the Zen Buddhist religion. What the Author did was took a few quotes from Alice and inserted them Where he thought they fit then wrote quite a few personal stories then moved on to the next buddhist concept. A little disappointing.


    • It's a little long-winded (despite the overall brevity of the book) but does what the author set out to do. I had rather hoped for a bit more literary consideration of Alice in Wonderland. Instead, Wonderland is merely used metaphorically to explain Zen.


    • This isn't what I hoped it would be. I hoped it would use the Alice stories as a way to illuminate truths and ideas about Zen thinking and practice. Instead, it is a primer into Zen thinking and practice with a few quotations from the Alice stories as section headers.



    • Very beautiful and clearly written. I love Doen's view of the world and the simplicity of it. This is a must read for everyone.


    • Very enjoyable and thought-provoking book. I would never had thought of looking at Alice in Wonderland from a Zen Buddhist perspective. Enlightening and funny.


    • Very wonderfully written book, I enjoy Doen's sense of humor and how the story of Alice is intertwined with the lesson of Zen.



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