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Friday, June 21, 2024

A Zen Carpenter's Tale

Hiding Out with the Enemy: A Zen Carpenter's Tale

by Rico Provasoli

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Rico Provasoli’s deceptive and charming book comes closer to describing the Buddhist Path and one’s enemy seeking to throw us off it, than anything I’ve read in a very long time. A brilliant carpenter, with a hair-trigger temper, afflictions everywhere he turns, skillfully acquaints us with the enemy lurking within each of us—our personal junk-yard dog needing to be tamed. Rico knows whereof he speaks. We’ve practiced Zen together for many years. Rico’s strategy for telling the story will allow you to recognize yourself in its pages, comfort you in your struggles for clarity and self-control, and entertain the hell out of you while you read. Don’t miss it.

                       ~ Peter Coyote, Zen Buddhist priest, actor and author.