The Great Failure

The Great Failure

by Natalie Goldberg

CD

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
Label: Sounds True Direct
UPC: 0600835087322
catalogNumber: 873

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Bob Dylan Sang, "There's No Success Like Failure..."
  3. Part 1: Katagiri Roshi Said, "Don't Worry If You Write the Truth"
  4. Five Days Later, I Was Standing on the Podium...
  5. The Plan Was to Visit My Parents After the Conference
  6. The Very First Time My Parents Challenged My Zen Life...
  7. Three Strikes and You're Out
  8. It Was Not Always This Sweet Between Us
  9. After I Graduated, I Moved to Detroit to Live with My Boyfriend
  10. The Next Morning I Marched out of the House
  11. One Night, As Soon as the Meeting at the Rape Crisis Center Was Over...

Disc 2

  1. Introduction
  2. In September of That Year...
  3. By the Time I Reached Prague...
  4. After That Visit to Santa Fe...
  5. My Father Had Won and Lost Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands...
  6. I Heard the Story Many Times That Money Ran Short...
  7. On the Last Night of My Visit in Florida
  8. The Next Morning, I Was Sitting at Gate 34...
  9. Part 2: Terry Tempest Williams Said in an Interview...
  10. If This Were Your Last Moment on Earth...
  11. I Traveled to Czechoslovakia with My Friend Carol...
  12. The Short Plane Ride from Seattle to Portland...

Disc 3

  1. Introduction
  2. A Book Is a Public Thing
  3. At a Party in San Francisco...
  4. Just Two Weeks Before the End of the Second Green Gulch Retreat...
  5. Five Days Later, I Flew Home from California...
  6. Two Days After I Returned Home, I Received a Call
  7. When I Began Studying with Roshi in 1978...
  8. The Last Night of the Last Retreat...
  9. My Mother Was Mostly Absent in My Life...

Disc 4

  1. Introduction
  2. I Was Brough Up in a Culture That Lived Through WWII
  3. Five Years After the News Leaked out...
  4. I Drove Back to the Uptown Area in Minneapolis
  5. While I Was in Minnesota
  6. Several Years After My Divorce...
  7. He Told Us When He Frist Came to San Francisco...
  8. We've Had a Long Drought in New Mexico
  9. Part 3: Ikkyu Wrote, "Wife, Daughters, Friends, This Is for You..."

Disc 5

  1. Introduction
  2. After Te-Shan Burned His Books...
  3. Remember When Te-Shan Met the Old Tea-Cake Woman...
  4. I Could No Longer Quite Trust Any Teacher...
  5. In Late July, Every Time I Phoned...
  6. Back at the Hotel Late That Night...
  7. It Was a Beautiful Monday in August
  8. My Mother, After a Lifetime of Good Health...
  9. One Day, Te-Shan Decended to the Main Hall...
  10. In May, Almost Three Years After...
  11. Te-Shan's Disciple Ye-T'Ou Eventually Became...
  12. Epilogue

Disc 6

  1. Introduction
  2. Writing "The Great Failure"
  3. How Zen Koans Work on Us Like Dreams
  4. Awakening Is Recognizing Mistake After Mistake
  5. The Unseen Realm
  6. Serving the Dharma by Telling the Truth
  7. Claiming Our Projections
  8. Writing as a Visual Art
  9. Lineage

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