L. Alan Weiss Presents Life Reflections in New Book

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‘Through a Lens of Emptiness’ looks to Taoist, Buddhist principles for clarity on life

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“I knew so little about the life experience and life lessons of my parents and grandparents,” Weiss says, “so I began thinking about the importance of personal legacies.”

Inspired by his sense of mortality, author L. Alan Weiss began seeking clarity and perspective through Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. Meditation, productive emptiness and reflection through processes helped him turn the lens on his own life, searching for his back story and exploring his religious roots. In his new book, “Through A Lens of Emptiness” (published by iUniverse), Weiss shares reflections on his personal discoveries, the nature of change and what he gained through revisiting his life story.

“I knew so little about the life experience and life lessons of my parents and grandparents,” Weiss says, “so I began thinking about the importance of personal legacies.”

Weiss’ interest developed into more detailed investigations, into his personal life history as well as into Taoist and Zen Buddhist ideas, to which he had received informal exposure.

“Through a Lens of Emptiness” shares Weiss’ journal of contemplation through his critical search for the essence of a meaningful life. He reaches beyond the dogmas of organized religion, atheism and agnosticism, embracing the fundamental principles of Zen Buddhism, Buddhism and Taoism as his guide. More information is available at lalanweiss.com.

“Through A Lens of Emptiness”
By L. Alan Weiss
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 306 pages | ISBN 9781491753866
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 306 pages | ISBN 9781491753859
E-Book | 306 pages | ISBN 9781491753873
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
L. Alan Weiss is a retired special education specialist and biologist whose writing is inspired by his knowledge of biology and cognition as well as his lifelong interests in philosophy and nature. He and his wife reside in the Niagara Escarpment lands amid the natural surroundings they both love.

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