Nothing Holy about It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are

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About the Author

TIM BURKETT, PhD, is Guiding Teacher of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also a licensed psychologist and director of a large mental health agency. He was a student of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and later of Dainin Katagiri Roshi, in whose lineage he is a dharma heir.


"Amidst Tim Burkett's insights into Buddhism and life, there emerges a wonderful, intimate picture of Shunryu Suzuki. I learned a lot from this book."--David Chadwick, author of Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

"Fresh and personal and full of great stories culled from a life devoted to the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. A wonderful testament." --Red Pine, author of Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits

"I have long been aware of Tim Burkett's deep respect and appreciation for his teacher, Suzuki Roshi. Now I know why. Here's a touching account of how great an impact one life can have upon another." --Steve Hagen, author of Buddhism Is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs

"Enjoy this wonderful, useful, profound yet modest book that expresses the true spirit of Zen. It and its warm-hearted author are blessings for the world, and I am honored and very pleased to introduce them to you."--from the foreword by Norman Fischer, author of Training in Compassion