The Light Inside The Dark: Zen, Soul, And The Spiritual Life

Paperback | November 11, 1999

byJohn Tarrant

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In this landmark guide to the spiritual journey, respected Zen teacher and psychotherapist John Tarrant brings together ancient Eastern traditions and the Western passion for the soul. Using real-life stories, Zen tales, and Greek myths, The Light Inside the Dark shows how our darkest experiences can be the gates to wisdom and joy. Tarrant leads us through the inevitable descents of our journey--from the everyday world of work and family into the treasure cave of the interior life--from which we return with greater love of life's vivid, common gifts. Written with empathy and a poet's skill, The Light Inside the Dark is the freshest and most challenging work on the soul to he published in years.

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Jon Tarrant is a Zen teacher and highly regarded psychotherapist with a keen understanding of the spiritual journey we must take to overcome life`s obstacles. The Light Inside the Dark teaches us how to uncover the light within our darkest experiences and to live fuller lives through struggle. Tarrant combines Eastern Zen fables with t...

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In this landmark guide to the spiritual journey, respected Zen teacher and psychotherapist John Tarrant brings together ancient Eastern traditions and the Western passion for the soul. Using real-life stories, Zen tales, and Greek myths, The Light Inside the Dark shows how our darkest experiences can be the gates to wisdom and joy. Tar...

John Tarrant is a psychotherapist and director of Zen training. A student of Buddhism who has trained in several major traditions, Tarrant is a lineage holder in Zen and teaches extensively in both the United States and Australia. In addition , he holds a Ph.D. in psychology and practices Jungian psychotherapy with a special interest i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:November 11, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060931116

ISBN - 13:9780060931117

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Jon Tarrant is a Zen teacher and highly regarded psychotherapist with a keen understanding of the spiritual journey we must take to overcome life`s obstacles. The Light Inside the Dark teaches us how to uncover the light within our darkest experiences and to live fuller lives through struggle. Tarrant combines Eastern Zen fables with the wisdom of the ancient Greeks to offer a truly unique, beautifully realized examination of life. For anyone wanting to find happiness and joy in all aspects of their lives, this book makes for compelling and refreshing reading. 

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"Drawing on his experience as a psychotherapist, poet, and teacher of Zen Buddhism, John Tarrant weaves a rich tapestry of the contradictory and often paradoxical themes of existence. His insights on the soul's journey are unsparingly frank and oddly comforting." (Andrew Weil, M.D.)