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Rick Fields



Rick Fields (1942–1999) was an American journalist, author, poet, teacher, and an interpreter of Buddhism for westerners. He was founder and editor-in-chief of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

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Instructions to the Cook

A Zen Master’s Lessons for Living a Life that Matters

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How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America

This new updated edition of How the Swans Came to the Lake includes much new information about recent events in Buddhist groups in America and discusses such issues as spiritual authority, the role of women, and social action.

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In Light of Death

An interview with Rick Fields on living with cancer.

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Death and Dying: Fuck You, Cancer

Rick Fields, poet, writer, and editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in 1995 at the age of 53.

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Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics

More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are subjects that one encounters in such spiritual pursuit.

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Discipline of Freedom

Given the tangled and still obscure history of yoga and Buddhism, one would hope that in the West these two ancient and venerable paths will once again encounter each other and enter a dialogue that will enrich practitioners of both.

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Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life That Matters

Zen is not just about what we do in the meditation hall, but what we do in the home, the workplace, and the community. That’s the premise of this book: how to cook what Zen Buddhists call “the supreme meal”—life. It has to be nourishing, and it has to be shared.

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The Changing of the Guard

The procession carrying the body of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was heralded by the wails of a lone bagpiper and the slow, steady heartbeat of a deep bass drum, followed by the hoarse guttural cries of Tibetan horns.

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The Turquoise Bee: The Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama

Known to have courted both prostitutes and noblewomen and to have delivered his teachings in public parks instead of monasteries, the sixth Dalai Lama remains a controversial figure in Tibetan history. Presented here are 523 poems accompanied by introductions, commentary and illustrations.

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A High History of Buddhism

The war on at least one drug—the psychedelic variety—has been won. In place of the alchemicals that reigned supreme for a momentarily eternal moment, young would-be mind explorers now toke their way through a fractled marketplace of pot, coke, weak acid, heroin, cocaine, ludes, Ecstasy, speed, crack.

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