In response to a challenge from a friend to 'distill her essential message into a concise format' Joan has written the beautifully succinct, Nothing to Grasp.
Joan says of her new book: "The book is an invitation to wake up from commonplace misconceptions and to see through the imaginary separate self at the root of our human suffering and confusion. Nothing to Grasp is a celebration of what is, exactly as it is."
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Joan Tollifson has an affinity with Advaita, Buddhism and radical nonduality, but she belongs to no tradition. She is the author of three previous books: Bare-Bones Meditation: Waking Up from the Story of My Life, Awake in the Heartland: The Ecstasy of What Is, and Painting the Sidewalk with Water: Talks and Dialogs about Nonduality. Joan is currently at work on a fifth book, Death: The End of Self-Improvement, to be published soon. Joan has lived in northern California, New York and Chicago and is currently living in southern Oregon.