Author: (Wayne C. Allen)
Half Asleep in the Buddha Hall is a light-hearted guide to living life fully and deeply. Using Zen stories old and new, illustrations and exercises, Wayne C. Allen takes you on a walk through the workings of your mind, heart, and soul.
For those who love Eastern thought, and equally for those who are fearless explorers of their internal space, Half Asleep in the Buddha Hall is an eye-opening jaunt through the ages-while always bringing you into direct contact with yourself-in this moment.
Half Asleep in the Buddha Hall is designed to help you to see the wisdom that is contained in simplicity, in “not knowing,” and in fully living your life. Forever, Zen has pointed the essence of life—to clarity, presence, and having a sense of humour.
This book is a veritable smorgasbord of exercises, tips and tales. Like its author, this book is novel, lighthearted, earnest, quirky, and very helpful.
~ Bennet Wong & Jock McKeen
~Co-founders, The Haven Institute
Just wanted to let you know that I just finished reading Half Asleep in the Buddha Hall. More than a book it has been an experience. I have always admired the way that you can put profound insights across so simply — and effortlessly. Thank you so much for all that is there in the book. Of course, this was just a first reading and at so many stages the book made me reflect, pause, wonder, and of course, those ‘aha’ moments. It also gave rise to many questions. And I think your book is one of those that will make the reader grow with every reading, like a ripple that takes you in deeper with every interaction with it.
~ Sharmila Bhosale