The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing tells the story of a six-and-a-half foot illiterate farmhand who delivers some strawberries and stumbles into self-realization. Thirty-five years later the now Zen-master Wing, is dying and people from all faiths and lifestyles journey to hear his final words. The crowd is assembled in a meadow where the Zen master speaks to them from the back of a flatbed truck.
The Flatbed Sutra addresses the great questions of life and death, conveys the Zen teachings on the nature of time and existence, truth, reality, and true human potential. It explains the meaning and function of meditation, koans, spiritual practice and enlightenment. Much of the book’s Zen knowledge is conveyed through stories and dialogues that entertain as well as inform.
Title: The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing
Author: Ted Biringer
Format: Trade Paper
ISBN: 13: 978-1-58982-517-8
ISBN: 10: 1-58982-517-9
Publication Date: 13 August 2009
“…packed with unpackings, pointings, uncoverings, questions, acknowledgements of truth, revelations of meaning, koans, and instructions. If you love Zen, if you love expressions of truth regardless of the tradition, you will be enriched by Louie Wing… This book presents teachings that stand on their own, that are backed by the modern Zen tradition of Louie Wing, which is supported by ancient Zen tradition, and it is all held up by Truth which the reader already knows, intuits, senses, ‘is’… You may be in for a shock, a laugh, a shattering, or a stunning blow, when you suddenly see what the true mind is.”
~Jerry Katz, Author of One: Essential Writings on Nonduality, and Founder of the website nonduality.com
“In Ted Biringer’s The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing, there is a resonance and amplitude of thoughtfulness that will remain in our retentive memory… Louie Wing unflinchingly confronts and meets the most difficult challenges of finding and actualizing the enlightened mind in the chaotic modern world…. using wisdom, clarity, and humor he provides the reader with practical step-by-step instructions on meditation and a detailed analysis of some of Zen’s profound doctrines… Biringer’s Flatbed Sutra is written with authority, sincerity, and relevancy, providing a scope and range of mind that entices the reader to look at the world in a new light and see a new light in the world–consequently laying the foundation of new possibilities acquired of the heart–concurrently vital in the ascendancy of personal enlightenment.”
~DM Gugich, Author of The Unwilling
“Informative and entertaining, Biringer’s Flatbed Sutra is a reliable guide to authentic awakening. Directly pointing to the clear, luminescent awareness of mind, Louie Wing reveals the wisdom of Zen shining right from under our own two feet.
Inspiring us to actualize our inherent wisdom, The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing skillfully outlines the essence and function of the enlightened mind, liberating the dynamic energies of the compassionate heart. Animated, instructive, and inspirational, this book gives readers the insight and skill to meet any condition while continuously abiding in the ever-present heart of serenity.”
~Master Joe Liao, Amitofo School of Chinese and Martial Arts
The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing is published by:
Millennial Mind Publishing
An imprint of American Book Publishing
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Salt Lake City, UT 84117-7204