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The Resource Same road different tracks, Brian Burke-Gaffney

Same road different tracks, Brian Burke-Gaffney

Label
Same road different tracks
Title
Same road different tracks
Statement of responsibility
Brian Burke-Gaffney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Into a colourful description of a modern-day trip by car from Vancouver to Toronto<U+2014>exploring themes such as Canadian history and Aboriginal culture, visiting former childhood haunts, and letting Beatles songs evoke personal memories<U+2014>the author inserts a series of flashbacks telling a parallel story about his journey from Canada to India and arrival in Japan in 1972 and his nine-year stint as an ordained Zen monk. The only foreigner in history to train at Myoshinji Monastery, he describes his struggle to solve the Zen ko<U+2010>an “the sound of one hand” and the revelation that compelled him to depart again, alone and unaligned. The title is derived from a Chinese axiom suggesting that people travel the same road to the truth but each in his or her own unique way; the chapters follow the progress of the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures, an ancient analogy for the human endeavour to overcome adversities and achieve enlightenment. A reflection on the spirit of our times, Same Road Different Tracks amalgamates an engaging account of a search for the heart of Canada with the dramatic tale of a youthful quest for truth and fulfillment
Cataloging source
CaBVa
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Burke-Gaffney, Brian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Burke-Gaffney, Brian
  • Automobile travel
Label
Same road different tracks, Brian Burke-Gaffney
Link
https://vpl.odilo.us/opac?id=00022723
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781987985801
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
5671383
Label
Same road different tracks, Brian Burke-Gaffney
Link
https://vpl.odilo.us/opac?id=00022723
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781987985801
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
5671383

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