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by Daniel Doen Silberberg, Roshi
Published by: Parallax Press

An exceptionally original riff on Alice in Wonderland, Daniel Silberberg’s Wonderland uses Lewis Carroll’s classic story as a jumping-off point to convey the Zen concept of “One Mind”. Using a lively mix of tone, quotation, and levels of discourse, he references everything from Timeless Spring and the Diamond Sutra to Kill Bill and ketchup, creating a unique contribution to contemporary American Zen that honors its historic roots while striking out into fresh areas. With stories from his own life as well as from the larger cultural swirl around him, Silberberg reflects on the differences between how we perceive the world and the way it actually is. His take on a variety of Buddhist ideas and concepts is immediately useful and relevant, enabling readers to address many of the issues they deal with in their own practices.
Included in The Best Buddhist Writing 2010


“…the author is adept at explaining Buddhist teachings and ideas, such as the causes of suffering and Siddhartha’s search for the truth of existence…Silberberg’s clear writing and in-depth knowledge of his subject make this addition to the “Zen of” genre engaging.”
Publishers Weekly

“This is a fresh, heartfelt, book that is down to earth, often funny and insightful. What makes this book unique is that it is the result of Doen Roshi’s long dedicated practice and creative ability. It pleases me to see him exploring what a true, contemporary Zen can be, as well as, remaining true to the fundamentals and essence of the teaching. I highly recommend it.”
Dennis Genpo Roshi Merzel – Author of Big Mind – Big Heart: Finding Your Way

“Doen Silberberg collaborates with Lewis Carroll, producing a very readable and personal account of the spiritual journey. Wonderland is a valuable place to enter the Buddhist teachings.”
John Daido Loori – Author of Heart of Being

“Like Baba Ram Dass and the late Carlos Castaneda, Daniel Doen Silberberg Roshi has the ability to present the eternal journey of self-discovery in a way that’s entertaining, personal, and deeply insightful.”
Jeremy Silman – International Chess Master, author of 38 books