Bones of the Master

Bones of the Master

George Crane / Sep 18, 2019

Bones of the Master In the steady hands of poet George Crane previously unknown Zen master Tsung Tsai comes off as truly extraordinary A poet philosopher house builder scientist doctor and when necessary kung fu a

  • Title: Bones of the Master
  • Author: George Crane
  • ISBN: 9780593041796
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the steady hands of poet George Crane, previously unknown Zen master Tsung Tsai comes off as truly extraordinary A poet, philosopher, house builder, scientist, doctor, and when necessary, kung fu ass kicker, Tsung Tsai would still be wandering about anonymously if it were not, Crane says, for the need of financing provided by an advance on this book The last of theIn the steady hands of poet George Crane, previously unknown Zen master Tsung Tsai comes off as truly extraordinary A poet, philosopher, house builder, scientist, doctor, and when necessary, kung fu ass kicker, Tsung Tsai would still be wandering about anonymously if it were not, Crane says, for the need of financing provided by an advance on this book The last of the monks from his Chinese monastery, Tsung Tsai felt he had to return one last time to find and honor his master s bones and rekindle his tradition Crane recounts their joint adventure, opening with Tsung Tsai s harrowing decades earlier escape from newly communist China, walking from Inner Mongolia to Hong Kong through a war torn, famine struck, psychotic land, nearly starving along the way Crane, a self styled hedonist ne er do well, who says that meditation makes him nauseous, sets the stage for an entrancing buddy story back to China with this highly disciplined but carefree Zen master As their mutual affection grows, Crane absorbs Tsung Tsai s spare but demanding philosophy, which sustains them through the base poverty of northern China, a life threatening 18 hour climb up and down a treacherous mountain, and a confrontation with a master of black magic A page turner and an eye opener, Bones of the Master is worth every penny of that advance Brian Bruya

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    About "George Crane"

      • George Crane

        Writer, journalist, editor and world traveler holds a Bachelors from the University of Illinois in English Literature and Art History and a Masters in Creative writing from San Francisco State University He has taught at Manhattanville College, University of Indianapolis and has given seminars and readings around the world New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Athens, Paris, Prague, Bucharest and at the 2008 International Writers Conference in Bulgaria He is author of two internationally acclaimed memoirs, Bones of the Master A Journey to Secret Mongolia Random House Bantam Books and Beyond the House of the False Lama Travels with Monks Nomads and Outlaws Harper Collins Besides nonfiction, he has translated poetry from the Chinese, A Thousand Pieces of Snow and an upcoming novel, Never Been Killed, Never Been Eaten A False Memoir HarperCollins Crane s screenplay, an adaptation of his book, Bones of the Master, has been optioned and is currently in pre production by Random Acts Entertainment His writing has been translated into 16 languages.


    1. Immensely enjoyable! A true tale of a poet meeting a Buddhist monk from Mongolia and then traveling back to Mongolia with him in search of the "Bones of the Master". Gives you chills and thrills as well as excellent history lesson on China/Mongolia and what people went through during communism. Also many beautiful, simple poems sprinkled throughout either written by the author and translated by the author and written by the monk. Any spiritual seeker would love this book!

    2. I needed this book after expending too much energy raging at the insane drivel in the news. Spiritual, wise, funny, sweet. A few startlingly beautiful passages. Not entirely clear what the final chapter was meant to be, hence the 4 stars."Two old men They embodied Zen: Be happy to live. Be happy to die. Do your work and pass on. They were beyond my fear that the universe was without meaning."I can breathe easier now.Peace.

    3. I found this book enjoyable but I also found myself wishing the author would shut up about his own thoughts and opinions and focus more on his traveling companion, a monk of some 50+ years, whose journey this was to find his master's grave. The fact that the author was/is pretty much a layabout and, for lack of a better term, loser, who sleepwalks through his life and can't even bring himself to bow to his own teacher because of his own issues, made it a bit less enjoyable. Not a bad person but [...]

    4. This is a beautifully written story, poetic. It is magical, mystical, and human. If you're looking for a fast pace, you're not going to find it here. What you will find is the story of a journey taken by a Buddhist monk and non-believing American man. That these seeming opposite types connect and become fast friends is a testament to the beauty of the human spirit.

    5. This is a wonderful read! It not only has a compelling plot to carry you through the book, with wonderful characters; it has wonderful philosophy and extremely memorable quotes throughout. I intend to read it more than once! I ended the book with a smile on my face, wishing there were more - and a deeper understanding of Buddhism and Chinese history and Zen poetry.

    6. An alright read, quick. Crane's voice and personality gets annoying fast. And his poetry is rubbish. However, he keeps the book interesting and relevant through the innumerable dialogues which almost perfectly capture the essence of Tsung Tsai.

    7. At first I thought the author would be annoying but I really got into this book and the amazing adventure thru China. Crane relates his friendship w/TsungTsai with honesty and lovely language.

    8. 弟子不必不如师,师不必贤于弟子China und seine Religionen - das ist eine lange Geschichte. Buddhismus und Daoismus blühten lange Zeit in einem strahlenden Glanz, bis dieser Glanz Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts mit einem Schlag zerstört wurde. In einem maßlosen, ignoranten Hass verschluckte eine Welle von Gewalt und Fanatismus die Zeugnisse der buddhistischen Kultur.Ein Mönch floh aus den Wirren, und freundete sich dann später in seinem Exil in Amerika mit dem Schriftsteller George C [...]

    9. Author George is a 40-something poet, cynic and would-be drifter. He moves with his wife and baby daughter to woodsy upstate New York where good fortune provides him the neighbor he never knew he needed. Neighbor Tsung Tsai is a 70'ish Ch'an Buddhist monk with an extraordinary history highlighted by a year-long escape from Inner Mongolia, narrowly escaping starvation, death by train-hitching and, most importantly, Mao's Cultural Revolution. We learn the details of Tsung Tsai's story, and grippin [...]

    10. Some people are attracted to the girl next door, but I'm a sucker for a tale of the sage next door. In an unwise world, it's comforting to believe that the wise exist, and they walk among us. They are not relegated to secluded retreats. In Bones of the Master a quirky Asian man drops in on his neighbor. The neighbor turns out to be the author of this book, poet George Crane. The visitor is Tsung Tsai, a Cha'an monk who trekked from Inner Mongolia to Hong Kong in 1959 in order to ensure the teach [...]

    11. Reading this book was a very mixed experience. It's the story of an american poet who is neighbor to a buddhist monk from Mongolia who escaped the ravages of the cultural revolution (in the 60's?). The monk's story of escape is woven in flashbacks through the course of the book. The relationship of the two poets is explored, and then they both go back to Mongolia so the monk can build a shrine to his teacher, so then it becomes travelog. Which I don't know how to spell. The thing is, I found the [...]

    12. Borrowing from another reviewer: I found this book enjoyable but I also found myself wishing the author would shut up about his own thoughts and opinions and focus more on his traveling companion. I totally agree with this, it was the life of the monk that I was drawn to. This is one of those books you can read over and over and each time, come away with a different lesson to be learned and understood. To me the story very much mirrors the life of those around me in their hustle and bustle to be [...]

    13. An interesting example of adventure travel in which the author, a poet living in rural New York State, accompanies a neighbor, an ageing Buddhist monk back to Inner Mongolia from where the monk had fled in 1959. The book tells of the monk's harrowing escape from China through Hong Kong and the rigors of contemporary life in the bleak landscape of Inner Mongolia forty years later. The author tells of the challenges and frustrations of traveling with a monk who is set in his ways as they search fo [...]

    14. I picked up this book by chance, needing to spend bookstore credit after returning a duplicate item--and I'm so glad I did! It's non-fiction, the tale of a Woodstock, NY, writer and free spirit who discovers that a Buddhist monk has moved nearby; they become friends and go to Mongolia, from which he fled through China during a harrowing famine, to find the bones of his master (thus the book's title). It's about suffering, as one may expect of a Buddhist story, but also about compassion, survival [...]

    15. Beautifully written; sentences of joy and adventure. What I liked most, though, was the story of two very different men learning to trust one another. Maybe's it's "believe in one another". I appreciated, too, the reflection this book inspired on what it means to practice, in a Zen sense. (Spoiler alert) The final showdown between Power-Money-Sex and Pure Zen leaves me thinking that this story is multi-layered and to be continued, but perhaps not in this lifetime.

    16. And so continues my obsession with all things Tibetan, Mongolian and/or Buddhist I just loved this book! The fact that it was written by a poet was perfect in keeping with the subject matter the descriptions of wind, land, faces unbelievable. I also like the tie in with my hometown (or near-hometown) the book so very "woodstock" and one of the main characters so like the adults I knew growing up. Fabulously written, engaging story loved it!

    17. A very intersting book about a Buddhist monk and an American poet traveling together to Mongolia to honor the former's Teacher. I found their relationship intriging; I think I like the monk better.I was amazed that there was no government interference with their trek. The descriptions of the land did not make me want to go to Mongolia.

    18. pure fun to read, with the quest narrative running through and the earthy narrator whose honest expression of his doubts and desires as he follows his zen master friend to mongolia i found endearing. made me want to learn more about ch'an buddhism, which, as i understood it, is the chinese version of the japanese zen buddhism.

    19. A story, a saga, an epiphany of travel. George Crane writes beautifully. He's a poet and his language caresses your heart. Tsung Tsai will stay in your mind as a wonderful human being who transcends suffering through helping others. If there isn't a God, there is a buddha. Read it and pass it on to others! Peace, Therese

    20. Having been dabbling in Buddhist meditation the past few months, I think this was the right time for me to read this book, as I could "understand" and relate to the philosophy represented. George Crane does a nice job of putting forth his story of accompanying his friend, Tsung Tsai, a Buddhist monk, back to his homeland in Mongolia, in search of his teacher's grave, after 40 years of exile.

    21. Gritty and honest (gruesome in places) this book feels like a friend, and I missed it when it was finished. I love the characters, the descriptions of inner and outer experiences, the insights into Ch'an Buddhism, and the poetry. It inspires and instructs, powerfully but with a light touch, like a poem in itself. Highly recommended to anyone interested in spiritual memoir and/or travel writing.

    22. Very well written. Good teaching material. the Puji Si in the book was built in late Qing by local gentries, became quite popular during the Republican China and then destroyed during CR, rebuilt in 2008 by Master Xuyun's overseas (maybe also HOngkong and Taiwan) disciples. not sure what the role this book played in the rebuilding of this temple. an interesting research project for later

    23. I loved this book. I almost couldn't put it down. At times the story pulls you in so strongly you can almost feel yourself walking the red earth of Mongolia with Crane and his almost beyond belief elderly yet spritely monk companion. What happened after they returned is a mystery. I wish there was information somewhere. All I know is that Crane wrote another rather poor book.

    24. I found the fractured speech patterns of the Chan master to be mesmerizing. His quiet wisdom shone through, reminding me of Castaneda's Don Juan. The writer I found less attractive. He seemed too attached to his rebellious self. To his credit he did not wallow in or bemoan the many discomforts of the journey. Quite an adventure.

    25. One of my favorite books . Beautifully written book. One day I will write a review that sings from the heart and embraces its core. Until then there's a lot of wonderful reviews to read. But better yet open the book and take the journey with them. Let the their story unfold around you. Walk with them. It's tender and it's good humored and wise.

    26. This is a book about adventure, determination and honor shared between unlikely characters, a monk and an author, who journey to inner mongolia in quest of the remains of a Ch'an master. It is full of Chinese wisdom and examples of cultural challenges.

    27. I loved this book. I first read it for a Chinese Thought class in college. I quickly fell in love with it. Crane's writing style was very easy to follow and you could tell how much his teacher meant to him. I recommend this book whenever possible and I plan on rereading this year.

    28. This is a very interesting, absorbing book. Has a lot of elements I like ;interesting story and characters- especially that of the master- and Buddhism and travel and adventure in another culture.Good stuff !

    29. this is the book i've picked for my human geography report. The report is to write about the strong sense of place an author can create. I'm looking forward to this book for many reasons, but i need a copy. If anyone has one i'd love to buy it from you or even just borrow it.

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