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The Dude and the Zen Master

By Jeff Bridges, 1949-

The New York Times bestseller from Academy award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and Zen leader and author of Bearing Witness, Bernie Glassman.
 
Zen master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges’s iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who “are simple and unassuming, and so good that, on account of them, God lets the world go on.” His buddy Jeff puts it another way. The wonderful thing about the Dude, he says, is that he’d always rather hug it out than slug it out.
 
For more than a decade, Academy Award–winning actor Jeff Bridges and his buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue about life, laughter, and the movies with a charm and bonhomie that never fail to enlighten and entertain. Throughout,  their remarkable humanism reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.

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Book

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  • 791.4372 Bri, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

0399161643


Format: Book
Author: Bridges, Jeff, 1949-
Summary: A dialogue between the actor and his long-time spiritual guru explores the challenges of Bridges' Hollywood career and the ways in which Zen teachings have informed his efforts to do good in the modern world.
Title: The Dude and the Zen master / Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman.
Publisher Date: New York : Blue Rider Press, 2012.
Subject: Big Lebowski (Motion picture) Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines Conduct of life Philosophy in motion pictures
Isbn: 0399161643 9780399161643
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 791.4372 Bri
Oclc: 785077610
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Bib Id: 408694

Format: Book
Author: Bridges, Jeff, 1949-
Summary: A dialogue between the actor and his long-time spiritual guru explores the challenges of Bridges' Hollywood career and the ways in which Zen teachings have informed his efforts to do good in the modern world.
Title: The Dude and the Zen master / Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman.
Publisher, Date: New York : Blue Rider Press, 2012.
Description: 272 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Big Lebowski (Motion picture)
Subjects: Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines
Subjects: Conduct of life
Subjects: Philosophy in motion pictures
Other Author: Glassman, Bernard (Bernard Tetsugen)
LCCN: 2012037782
ISBN: 0399161643
ISBN: 9780399161643
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 791.4372 Bri