In their new book, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges and world-renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman offer an intimate glimpse into the conversations between student and teacher, a shared philosophy of life and spirituality, and the everyday wisdom of Buddhism. The Dude and the Zen Master captures a freewheeling dialogue about life, laughter, and the movies, from two men whose charm and bonhomie never fail to enlighten and entertain—while reminding us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.
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Jeff Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, performer, songwriter, and photographer. He is a co-founder of the End Hunger Network and the national spokesman for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Bridges has been studying Buddhism with Bernie Glassman for over a decade.
Bernie Glassman founded the Zen Community of New York, which later became Zen Peacemakers, an international order of social activists. A longtime Zen teacher, he also founded the Greyston Mandala, a network of for-profits and not-for-profits creating jobs, housing, and programs to support individuals and their families on the path to self-sufficiency.
Rev. Danny Fisher is Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department at University of the West in Rosemead. Ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Los Angeles Buddhist Union, he is also a blogger for the websites Patheos and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly Online. Called “a leading young Buddhist activist" by the Religion News Service, Danny also serves as a Climate Leader in Former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
Photo by Alan Kozlowski
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