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The Dude and the Zen Master

The Dude and the Zen Master( )
Author: Bridges, Jeff
Glassman, Bernie
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Transworld Publishers Limited
Imprint:Bantam Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $39.99
Book Description:

Jeff Bridges is one of the world's most popular actors and his unforgettable performance as The Dude in Coen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski, made him a cult hero. His remarkable career as an actor, performer and songwriter has brought him an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award. Away from the spotlight, Bridges is a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism and for more than a decade has been close friends with Zen leader Bernie Glassman. It is Glassman who has...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Buddhism / Zen
Self-Help / General
Performing Arts / Film / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.4 x 22.2 x 2.8 cm
Book Weight:0.421 Kilograms
Author Biography
Bridges, Jeff (Author)
Bernie Glassman was born Bernard Alan Glassman in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York on January 18, 1939. He received an engineering degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He first became interested in Zen in 1958 after reading a book. He began meditating, found a local Zen teacher, got involved with the Zen Center of Los Angeles, and became a Zen teacher himself. In 1979, he founded the Zen Community of New York. He and his second wife, Sandra Holmes, founded the Greyston Foundation in 1989 and the Zen Peacemaker Order in 1996. Glassman wrote several books including The Dude and the Zen Master written with actor Jeff Bridges. He died from sepsis on November 4, 2018 at the age of 79.


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