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Jim Bedard

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Jim Bedard began practicing Zen meditation twenty-five years ago as a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau. He also studied martial arts for fifteen years and holds a fifth-degree black belt in karate. Since his bone marrow transplant in 1995, he has been in a state of remission from leukemia. He divides his time between a sales and marketing job and working at the Toronto Zen Centre. He lives in Bethany, Ontario.

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Lotus in the Fire

Written by Jim Bedard


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 9, 1999
Price: $19.95

In 1995, Jim Bedard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and given ten days to live. This is the story of how he used Zen practice to bring himself into full contact with a death sentence as well as painful medical treatment, including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. It is... Read more >
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