Monday, March 31, 2014

36:120 The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman

Ok, so if you have not seen The Big Lebowski the first thing you need is go watch that movie now!  But honestly, I'm going to go with the assumption that you haven't been living under a rock for the last 15yrs and know who The Dude is.  He's laidback and in many ways almost the epitome of a Zen Master.  There is even now a whole group  of people called Dudists who strive for that mellow, go with the flow, vibe he has going on.  Jeff Bridges embraces the Zen Buddhist philosophy and Bernie Glassman is a friend and mentor and they decided to get together and let their thoughts run with teachings of the Dude.  The result is a very spiritual and philosophical book of two guys bouncing their thoughts and ideas of Zen Buddhism, Dudism, life, and all that stuff.  It's enlightening and thought provoking.  It asks nothing of the reader except to open your mind and listen and accept what you can.  It's also a fascinating look into the life of Jeff Bridges and to a smaller extent Bernie Glassman.  Definitely a worthwhile read.

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