One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir

By Henry Shukman

FacebookTwitterShare

“If you’ve ever wondered how a messed up kid like you or me might master the wisdom of Zen, One Blade of Grass is the adventure for you. It’s great company―and after reading it, you might recognize that you’re further along than you imagined.” ―David Hinton, editor and translator of The Four Chinese Classics and author of The Wilds of Poetry

One Blade of Grass tells the story of how meditation practice helped Henry Shukman to recover from the depression, anxiety, and chronic eczema he had had since childhood and to integrate a sudden spiritual awakening into his life. By turns humorous and moving, this beautifully written memoir demystifies Zen training, casting its profound insights in simple, lucid language, and takes the reader on a journey of their own, into the hidden treasures of life that contemplative practice can reveal to any of us.

“This heartfelt and beautifully written memoir provides one of the most insightful, informative, and honest accounts of Zen practice yet to appear in English.” ―Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism

Text & Image: From the Amazon page of the book.



Get This Book

Related to:

Zen & Buddhism
Henry Shukman
one blade of grass shukman



Please donate to help us spread truth, love, and beauty!

Donate to Stillness Speaks
FacebookTwitterShare
WE'D LIKE TO SEND YOU A VERY SPECIAL TEACHING

WE'D LIKE TO SEND YOU A VERY SPECIAL TEACHING

We also want to send our latest articles, videos, and podcasts via email once per week. As a thank you for signing up, you'll receive a video we produced that is unavailable anywhere else on the Internet.

Thank you! Please check your email for a welcome message and a link to the video.