A Temporary Affair

A Temporary Affair

Talks on Awakening and Zen

David Radin


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Key Selling Points

  • Transcribed talks given by a Zen master who believes he is facing death. The teachings are down to death while being luminous and transcendent.
  • Rave reviews from bestselling Buddhist authors including Sylvia Boorstein, Jack Kornfeld, Norman Fischer and many others.
  • The book is for beginning and advanced meditators alike, and would fall into categories of General Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Health and Healing. Though it is written from a Zen perspective, it is accessible to meditators from all traditions.
  • The book would also be of great comfort for anyone going through major life health events. Anyone feeling anxiety about their own mortality would find solace and inspiration here.

  • Galley and review copy mailing
  • Outreach to Buddhist centers and media
  • Author, now recovered is available to interviews
  • Launch event in Ithaca


David Radin:

Yoshin David Radin is abbot and founder of the Ithaca Zen Center where he has taught for the past forty years. Yoshin began Zen practice in 1976 with Joshu Sasaki Roshi. He was ordained a monk in 1983 and an Oshō in 1989. He leads regular sesshin at the Ithaca Zen Center as well as at Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles. His writings have been turned into songs or spoken poems which were released in four collections, including Love Songs of a Zen Monk, he was the editor of two books by Zen Master Joshu Sasaki, including The Great Celebration, and he has been published in Tricycle magazine. He lives in Spencer, NY.