Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals 1969-1982 Shambhala Dragon Editions

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Shambhala #ad - Written in the same format as his best-selling The Snow Leopard, Nine-Headed Dragon River reveals Matthiessen's most daring adventure of all: the quest for his spiritual roots. Thirteen years later, Matthiessen was ordained a Buddhist monk. In august 1968, to find three zen masters in his driveway—guests of his wife, Long Island, naturalist-explorer Peter Matthiessen returned from Africa to his home in Sagaponack, a new student of Zen.

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The Snow Leopard Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - This penguin classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. As the climb proceeds, impermanence, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, and beauty.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Snow Leopard Penguin Classics #ad - . An unforgettable spiritual journey through the himalayas by renowned writer peter matthiessen 1927-2014, the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard.

Matthiessen, a student of zen buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. Penguin Books.

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The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. Peter matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

This penguin classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The Tree Where Man Was Born Penguin Classics #ad - From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley,  The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation. A timeless and majestic portrait of africa by renowned writer peter matthiessen 1927-2014, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published.

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Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

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Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. A classic work of nature and humanity, from the amazon rain forests to machu picchu, high in the andes, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 20, 000 miles of the South American wilderness, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927-2014, down to Tierra del Fuego and back.

Filled with observations and descriptions of the people and the fading wildlife of this vast world to the south, The Cloud Forest is his incisive, wry report of his expedition into some of the last and most exotic wild terrains in the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness #ad - Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

He followed the trails of old explorers, wild tribesmen, encountered river bandits, and the evidence of ancient ruins, and discovered fossils in the depths of the Peruvian jungle.

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Shadow Country Modern Library

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Modern Library #ad - . Watson on the wild florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century—were originally conceived as one vast, mysterious novel. No doubt about it. Finally now we have this three-part saga welded like a bell, and with Watson’s song the last sound, all the elements fuse and resonate. Los angeles times“Peter Matthiessen has done great things with the Watson trilogy.

Penguin Books. Shadow country lives up to anyone’s highest expectations for great writing. Richard ford “shadow country, Matthiessen’s distillation of the earlier Watson saga,  represents his original vision. Breathtaking. A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. A great American novel. The miami Herald Penguin Books.

Shadow Country Modern Library #ad - National book award winner •  “altogether gripping, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, shocking,  but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature. Michael dirda, the new york review of books killing mister watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone—Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic about Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.

It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy. W.

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord

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Vintage #ad - Penguin Books. Martin quarrier has come to convert the elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Out of this struggle peter matthiessen creates an electrifying moral thriller—adapted into a movie starring John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, and Tom Waits. Vintage. A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. In a malarial outpost in the south American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash in this novel from the National Book Award-winning author.

A novel of conradian richness,  at Play in the Fields of the Lord explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide. Lewis moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on the behalf of the local comandante. Penguin Books.

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Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

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Penguin Classics #ad - Drawing on his great skills as a naturalist and novelist, Matthiessen offers an exceptional account of an ancient culture on the brink of incalculable change. Vintage. Penguin Books. A remarkable firsthand view of a lost culture in all its simplicity and violence by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927 to 2014, author of the National Book Award–winning The Snow Leopard and the novel In Paradise.

In the baliem valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. Peter matthiessen visited the kurelu with the harvard-peabody expedition in 1961 and wrote Under the Mountain Wall as an account not of the expedition, and the boy Weake, U-mue and his family, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, the swineherd Tukum, killed in a surprise raid.

Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea #ad - A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. Penguin Books. Matthiessen observes these people in their timeless rhythm of work and play and war, feasts and funerals, of gardening and wood gathering, pig stealing and ambushes.

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement

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Penguin Books #ad - Its original price was more than double my asking price. Government, and makes clear why the traditional Indian concept of the earth is so important at a time when increasing populations are destroying the precious resources of our world. Four members of the american indian movement were indicted on murder charges, and one, Leonard Peltier, was convicted and is now serving consecutive life sentences in a federal penitentiary.

An “indescribably touching, a desperate shoot-out between fbi agents and native americans near wounded knee, south dakota, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the novel In Paradise   On a hot June morning in 1975, extraordinarily intelligent" Los Angeles Times Book Review chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen 1927-2014, left an Indian and two federal agents dead.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement #ad - New book, its preservable and useful. It is as Wallace Stegner says. Matthiessen's introduction presents a map of the book to start your. A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. Good buy. Penguin Books. Kept off the shelves for eight years because of one of the most protracted and bitterly fought legal cases in publishing history, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse reveals the Lakota tribe’s long struggle with the U.

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The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment

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Anchor #ad - A moving, eye-opening work, The Three Pillars of Zen is the definitive introduction to the history and discipline of Zen. In this classic work of spiritual guidance, the founder of the Rochester Zen Center presents a comprehensive overview of Zen Buddhism. Exploring the three pillars of zen—teaching, the man who founded one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States, and enlightenment—Roshi Philip Kapleau, practice, presents a personal account of his own experiences as a student and teacher, and in so doing gives readers invaluable advice on how to develop their own practices.

New book, its preservable and useful. It is as Wallace Stegner says. Matthiessen's introduction presents a map of the book to start your. Penguin Books. Revised and updated, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who succeeded Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center.

The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment #ad - Its original price was more than double my asking price. Good buy. Anchor Books. Penguin Books. A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen.

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Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark

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Penguin Classics #ad - On a trek that lasts 17 months and takes him from the caribbean to the whaling grounds off South Africa, and across the Indian Ocean to the South Australian coast, humor, tension, Matthiessen describes the awesome experience of swimming in open water among hundreds of sharks; the beauties of strange seas and landscapes; and the camaraderie, and frustrations that develop when people continually risking their lives dwell in close proximity day after day.

A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. Penguin Books. A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer peter matthiessen 1927-2014, author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise National Book Award-winning author Peter Matthiessen takes readers on an expedition to find the most dangerous predator on Earth—the legendary great white shark.

Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark #ad - Penguin Books. Its original price was more than double my asking price. Vintage. Good buy. Anchor Books. Filled with acute observations of natural history in exotic areas around the world, Blue Meridian records a harrowing account of one of the great adventures of our time. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life

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Ballantine Books #ad - Loori shows how these elements interpenetrate and function not only in art, but in all our endeavors. Beautifully illustrated and punctuated with poems and reflections from Loori’s own spiritual journey, The Zen of Creativity presents a multilayered, bottomless source of insight into our creativity. New book, its preservable and useful.

It is as Wallace Stegner says. Matthiessen's introduction presents a map of the book to start your. Ballantine Books. Zen lore has been absorbed by western practitioners and pop culture alike, yet there is a specific area of this ancient tradition that hasn’t been fully explored in the West. Brilliantly interpreting the teachings of the artless arts, among them still point, the center of each moment that focuses on the tranquility within; simplicity, the systematic use of an audience to receive noncritical input about our art; art koans, Loori illuminates various elements that awaken our creativity, a sense of trust in the unknown; creative feedback, like a cloudless sky; spontaneity, with a freshness in which everything becomes new; mystery, in which the creative process is uncluttered and unlimited, a way to navigate through life without preconceptions, exercises based on paradoxical questions that can be resolved only through artistic expression.

The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life #ad - A masterwork by Peter Matthiessen. Now, in the zen of creativity, american zen master john Daido Loori presents a book that taps the principles of the Zen arts and aesthetic as a means to unlock creativity and find freedom in the various dimensions of our existence. Appealing equally to spiritual seekers, artists, and veteran Buddhist practitioners, this book is perfect for those wishing to discover new means of self-awareness and expression—and to restore equanimity and freedom amid the vicissitudes of our lives.

For many of us, the return of Zen conjures up images of rock gardens and gently flowing waterfalls.

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