One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Traveler

One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Traveler

by Paul Breiter
     
 

In 1969 Paul Breiter was among the throngs of disaffected youth who traveled to the Exotic East, seeking to escape the cultural and spiritual upheavals at home. He traveled to India, thinking that indulging the senses would be his means of finding God.

Instead, he found himself at a monastery in Thailand, taking the precepts of a Buddhist monk. He would spend… See more details below

Overview

In 1969 Paul Breiter was among the throngs of disaffected youth who traveled to the Exotic East, seeking to escape the cultural and spiritual upheavals at home. He traveled to India, thinking that indulging the senses would be his means of finding God.

Instead, he found himself at a monastery in Thailand, taking the precepts of a Buddhist monk. He would spend the next seven years in robes, not indulging the senses, but depriving them.

One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Traveler follows Paul’s life as a monk and his ongoing search for enlightenment after leaving the robes.

One Monk, Many Masters is an engaging account of Paul's spiritual wanderings through the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions under such great teachers as Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Kobun, Lama Gonpo, and the 16th Karmapa.

Editorial Reviews

Angie (Zuiko Enji) Boissevain
[This] interesting and modest account...especially illuminates two 20th century teachers whose work in opening the Dharma to westerners had a profound effect on Western Buddhism: Ajahn Chah and Kobun Chino. Breiter's experience with each of these teachers, expressed in this book with honesty and insight, is a pleasure to read. The Dharma emerges throughout his memories as a sincere gift, and a teaching for all who are fortunate to read it.
Sakula Mary Reinard
Paul Breiter’s restless character is equipped with an observant eye, unrelenting note-taking and a compass pointing towards masters of the Dhamma. With dry wit and an unquenchable heart, Breiter relates his journey with self-effacing modesty. His knack for unadorned observation takes the reader on a worthwhile trek through modern Buddhism as journeyed by a Western layman turned monk and back again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014938969
Publisher:
Parami Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
1 MB

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