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Shoes Outside the Door by Michael Downing
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Shoes Outside the Door

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Shoes Outside the Door by Michael Downing
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Aug 15, 2002 | ISBN 9781582432540

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“Downing tells the story with a novelist’s attention to character and detail . . . this book deserves a wide reading.” —Publishers Weekly

“Downing wisely takes a Zen approach and weaves together diverse voices to create a fascinating, multifaceted chronicle.” —Booklist (starred)

“Downing (Breakfast with Scot) journeys from the utopian origins of the center as the first Buddhist monastery ever established outside of Asia, through the success of the upscale Greens restaurant and the Tassahara Bread Bakery, to the explosion of shady business dealings, sexual exploitation of female workers, cultlike activities, and seemingly hypocritical use of Zen philosophies. Downing is not judgmental, instead presenting facts in a narrative style that flows quickly through 20 years of Zen Center enterprises and tumult.” —Library Journal

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