Deep Down Things

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“Lin Jensen is the clearest voice in Buddhism. Highly and urgently recommended.”—Karen Maezen Miller, author of Hand Wash Cold


The Earth in Celebration and Dismay

Lin Jensen

Beloved and critically acclaimed author Lin Jensen returns with this bounteous volume exploring what the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins calls “deep down things.” Richly informed by deep ecology, Lin’s writing explores our intimate connection to the land, to the specificities of place, and to the living earth itself-all as Lin uncovers our own deepest nature, the true heart of what it means to be human. There is much in what’s happening in our environment now that can and perhaps should be cause for dismay—and Deep Down Things looks squarely at all of this and nonetheless gives us ample cause for celebration.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages, 5.50 x 8.25 inches
  • $15.95
  • ISBN 9780861716111
  • ebook
  • 176 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9780861719228
about the author
Deep Down Things

Lin Jensen is the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Bad Dog! A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places and Pavement: Reflections on Mercy, Activism, and Doing “Nothing” for Peace. His first book, Uncovering the Wisdom of the Heartmind, received the Best Nonfiction/Spiritual Book award from Today’s Librarian. His prose that has been likened to Steinbeck, and his wonderfully poetic writing has made him one of the most beloved of modern Buddhist writers. He has taught writing in various colleges and universities for over twenty years, and continues to teach Buddhist ethics and practices at Chico State University. He is the founding teacher and senior emeritus teacher of the Chico Zen Sangha, in Chico, California, where he lives with his wife.

Other books by Lin Jensen:
Bad Dog!
Together Under One Roof

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