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  • Published: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448169078
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Dude and the Zen Master




An insight into both mind and soul from celebrated actor Jeff Bridges and Zen leader Bernie Glassman

Jeff Bridges is one of the world's most popular actors and his unforgettable performance as The Dude in Coen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski, made him a cult hero. His remarkable career as an actor, performer and songwriter has brought him an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award. Away from the spotlight, Bridges is a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism and for more than a decade has been close friends with Zen leader Bernie Glassman. It is Glassman who has helped guide Bridges' lessons on the path to enlightenment and the two have spent many hours discussing life, love, the movies, creativity, happiness and death.

With wit, charm and profound insight, Bridges and Glassman discover the Zen in iconic scenes and lines from The Big Lebowski. With honesty and humour, Bridges explores how his Zen practice and his life experience inform one another as he discusses his loving relationship with his parents, his marriage, his highly successful career and his warm connection with his fans.

  • Pub date: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448169078
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Authors

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, performer, songwriter and photographer. He has appeared in more than 70 films, including The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, True Grit, Iron Man, Seabiscuit, The Fabulous Baker Boys and The Last Picture Show. He is co-founder of the End Hunger Network and the national spokesman for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.

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 programmes to support infividuals and their families on the path to self-sufficiency.

Bernie Glassman

Jeff Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, performer, songwriter and photographer. He has appeared in more than 70 films, including The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, True Grit, Iron Man, Seabiscuit, The Fabulous Baker Boys and The Last Picture Show. He is co-founder of the End Hunger Network and the national spokesman for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.

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 programmes to support infividuals and their families on the path to self-sufficiency.


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