Thank You and Okay!: An American Zen Failure in Japan

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David Chadwick, an American student of Zen, living in the Bay area and working as maitre'd at the famous restaurant in the Green Gulch Zen Centre, decided to move to Japan to continue his training. Each of the vignettes or episodes of this book contributes to an account of his encounters with Japan, both inside and beyond the monastery walls. Gradually, the reader gets to know the various characters in his new world - the bickering monks, the neighbouring housewives, the ominous insects, the helpful bureaucrats, the patient abbot, the infuriating English-language students - as they work inexorably towards the initiation of the hero into the mysteries.

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Happy to find my book on Amazon.com
Dear Readers, What a treat to come on Amazon.com and find my own book. And thanks to those readers who had such kind things to say. My wife and I miss Japan. We loved it. But we love it here in Sonoma County California too. I miss studing Zen in Japan too, but I meditate on a cushion and on everything else and enjoy being a alumnae of the San Francisco Zen Center. I love Zen but... well, I once wrote a song called "I Hate Zen" so there are at least two sides to my feeling. I have a new book Suzuki (who's mentioned a bit in TY&OK!) Amazon.com sells it next door. I'm also starting a web site (cuke.com) for the new book. But while I'm at it I think I'll set aside a section for TY&OK! I could put on a bunch of reviews, add some background data, and answer any questions. Whatever - we'll see. Anyway, it's been very well received and has been a rewarding experience having written it. I invite you to buy one and read it and I'll be here or on my web site to answer any questions.

Nuff said. Take care.

David Chadwick

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