March 31, 2009

Book review: The Tao of Now (Josh Baran)

This collection of aphorisms, reflections, and other thoughts assembled by Josh Baran, a former Soto Zen monk, is designed to guide the reader towards leading a life more rooted in the present moment.  Originally published as 365 Nirvana Here and Now, the inspirational sources of The Tao of Now range from the Buddha to Jesus to Albert Einstein, Pearl Bailey, and Woody Guthrie.  This small but hefty text can either be read cover to cover or opened at random, allowing the pages discovered to guide the thoughts and journey of the reader.  Published by Hampton Roads Publishing, The Tao of Now can be picked up at your local, independent bookstore.  (Tell them you saw it on Elephant Journal!)

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