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Zen Howl

Revealing This One Great Life
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An intriguing investigation of the connections between Zen and the writer’s craft.
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Zen howl is the sound of our masks falling away, teaches Natalie Goldberg. When the masks we hide behind wither and die, there is immediate intimacy between ourselves and the world. This hint of intimacy of touching something out of reach is what ignites our longing to write and our desire to practice meditation. 

On Zen Howl, the bestselling author of Writing Down the Bones (published in eight languages and more than 1,000,000 sold) joins Zen teacher Dosho Port to explore the natural (and sometimes unnatural) connections between writing and Zen.

You are invited to join Natalie Goldberg and Dosho Port to examine:

  • Resistance — using it to your advantage instead of letting it stop you
  • Clear intention, steadfastness, joy, and rest — four structures of Zen that can be assimilated into your writing practice
  • How to recognize "first thoughts" and gain the courage to express them, and much more

Rich with teachings and exercises gathered by these two insightful teachers over the past 25 years, Zen Howl will show you how to drop your mask and witness in even the briefest moments of your life, a whole world waiting to be expressed.

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Contents Digital Audio (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Product Code AW00683W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-424-6
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Natalie Goldberg

About Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. A student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years, she trained intensively with Katagiri Roshi for 12 years, and is ordained in the Order of Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh. Natalie Goldberg teaches writing workshops nationally based on the methods presented in Writing Down the Bones. Her other books include Wild Mind; Long Quiet Highway; Banana Rose; and Living Color.


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Powerful stuff distilled down to just over 2 hours

There were several pivotal moments which have had a real impact on me. They all took me by surprise.

In this time of many of us not knowing in which direction to go but knowing we want a new direction, this programme makes a very strong point. I am not a writer and this programme is not just for writers, I believe it is for everyone.

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