THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER

New York: Blue Rider Press, (2012). First edition. Hardcover. Briefly inscribed by Bernie Glassman on the front endpaper in black ink. Zen Master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridge's iconic role in 'The Big Lebowski' to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who are "simply and unassuming," and "so good that on account of them God lets the world go on." His buddy Jeff puts it another way. The wonderful thing about the Dude, he says, is that he'd always rather hug it out than slug it out. For more than a decade, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his Buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, this book captures their freewheeling dialogue about life, laughter, and the movies with a charm and a bonhomie that never fail to enlighten and entertain. Throughout, their remarkable humanism reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world. 272 pages. Illustrated from photographs. A fine copy in dust jacket. Item #14707
ISBN: 9780399161643

Price: $125.00

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