Winner in the "Eastern Philosophy" category of the 2014 NABE Pinnacle Book Awards
Award-Winning Finalist in the "Religion-Eastern" category of the 2014 International Book Awards
Gold medal winner in the "Pets/Animals" category of the 2014 Living Now Book Awards
Sheila the Zen Dog encourages us—Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike—to find peace through letting go of attachments and learning to be in the moment. Whether pondering the merits of barking versus receiving tummy rubs, considering the similarities between police dogs and show dogs, or sharing secrets of doggie dreams, Sheila uses her natural dog wisdom, haiku poetry, and simple explanations to fetch and deliver a clear and useful summary of Zen Buddhist teachings. Often dubbed The Middle Path, Buddhism as explained by this Zen Dog offers guidance to anyone, regardless of breed.
"Zen Unleashed is a cheerful, readable guide to Buddhism and the Zen tradition. People of all faiths – and no faith – will find something helpful here. Perhaps only a dog could write such a direct and useful account of practice for both Buddhists and everyone else."
-- Rev. Zuiko Redding, Resident Teacher, Cedar Rapids Zen Center.
Interviews with the Author
Podcast interview by The Secular Buddhist Association
Interview with Tim Macejak by SeriousReading.com