A few weeks ago, I wrote briefly about Steve Jobs, his life, and his practice of Zen. Recently, Steve Silberman wrote an interesting review of Walter Issacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, and his article is entitled “What kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, really?”
I’m not sure if Issacson was a practicing Buddhist, but Silberman gives interesting insights and clarification on points that Issacson missed in the book. Steve Jobs, like Zilberman, has spent many hours “facing the wall” at San Francisco Zen Center and at Tassajara, their monastery. For those of us who have tried to sit a little zazen, I’m sure that brings up interesting associations and some appreciation for Jobs’ practice.
Beyond just being an interesting article about Jobs, it’s really an article about being introduced to Buddhism, and working to integrate it into daily life. At the least, I’m sure this article is something many of us can relate to.