Zen Howl

Version: Unabridged
Author: Natalie Goldberg , Dosho Port
Narrator: Natalie Goldberg , Dosho Port
Genres: Non-Fiction, Language, Philosophy, Lectures
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: April 2003
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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"Zen howl is the sound of our masks falling away," teaches Natalie Goldberg. When the masks we hide behind wither and die, there is immediate intimacy between ourselves and the world. This hint of intimacy – of touching something out of reach – is what ignites our longing to write and our desire to practice meditation. On Zen Howl, the bestselling author of Writing Down the Bones (published in eight languages and more than 1,000,000 sold) joins Zen teacher Dosho Port to explore the natural (and sometimes unnatural) connections between writing and Zen. You are invited to join Natalie Goldberg and Dosho Port to examine:

• Resistance – using it to your advantage instead of letting it stop you

• Clear intention, steadfastness, joy, and rest – four structures of Zen that can be assimilated into your writing practice

• How to recognize "first thoughts" and gain the courage to express them, and much more

Rich with teachings and exercises gathered by these two insightful teachers over the past 25 years, Zen Howl will show you how to drop your mask and witness in even the briefest moments of your life, a whole world waiting to be expressed.

Reviews (2)

Zen Howl

Written by karen on November 18th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not what I was expecting. It was okay but nothing special.

Rambling thoughts and poor Narration

Written by Adam Hatch on September 24th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I felt like this book was rambling between ideas, and the narration quality was poor. Overall I was very unimpressed with both the content and the presentation.

Author Details

Author Details

Goldberg, Natalie

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, and the author of eleven books, including her classic, "Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within--"which has sold more than a million and a half copies and has been translated into fourteen languages--"Wild Mind, Long Quiet Highway, Living Color, "and "The Great Failure". She has taught seminars for thirty years to people from around the world, and lives in northern New Mexico.

Port, Dosho

Dosho Port is a Zen priest and Dharma heir of Dainin Katagiri in the Soto Zen tradition. He has also trained with Tangen Harada, Thich Nhat Hanh, and John Daido Loori. Dosho teaches with Wild Fox Zen at Transforming Through Play Temple in White Bear, Minnesota. He is a half-time single parent of two wonderful children and the program lead in a school for adolescents with severe behavior problems.