Wonderland reads like one of Doen Silberberg's talks: engaging, provocative, and expressed in clean, fluid prose. With Alice in Wonderland as the riff and the Dharma as the backbone, Silberberg combines classic Zen texts, pop culture, and personal stories into a wholly delightful, lyrical text. The end result is a piercingly direct, fresh presentation of teachings that have been passed down for more than two thousand years.
Tonight I sat outside to finish reading the book, with just enough light coming from a window to read. It's quite warm, and a big storm is blowing in. I paused from my reading when a particularly large gust hit the ancient maple tree and moved towards the towering, fruit-laden apple trees. I put the book down and watched the wind. Wonderland is right here, right now.