When Doen Sensei’s Wonderland: The Zen of Alice was first published in October, it received an enthusiastic welcome–many readers who came to book signings were turned away because booksellers had not anticipated how heavy the demand would be (one store sold more than 50 copies in less than an hour). Just four months later, the book is drawing more and more new readers. Wonderland currently ranks number 15 in Amazon’s “Zen Philosophy” category and number 26 in the vast, general “Zen” category. Wonderland‘s success has been so impressive that Random House will be publishing a German version in the near future. We’ll keep you updated on other new versions as they’re announced. Congratulations, Sensei, and bring on your next book!
This is part 2 of a video continued from this post.
Doen Sensei discusses what it means when you commit to your practice and talks about the male & female versions of excelling in your practice.
He also talks about access to teachers, and personal interviews with his Fourth Way teacher Mr. Willem Nyland.
Also discussed are reasons why students sometimes justify not listening to their teacher.