The Novice: Why I Became a Buddhist Monk, Why I Quit, and What I Learned

The Novice: Why I Became a Buddhist Monk, Why I Quit, and What I Learned

by Stephen Schettini
     
 

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The Novice features an extraordinary quest for peace of mind. In this unforgettable memoir, a young man finds himself disillusioned by the conventional expectations of his parents, teachers, and culture. Desperate to articulate his deepest hopes and dreams, he discards his university education and abandons home, family, and possessions to journey through Europe, the… See more details below

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The Novice features an extraordinary quest for peace of mind. In this unforgettable memoir, a young man finds himself disillusioned by the conventional expectations of his parents, teachers, and culture. Desperate to articulate his deepest hopes and dreams, he discards his university education and abandons home, family, and possessions to journey through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in search of a meaningful life. Narrowly escaping death by sickness and drugs, he encounters the Tibetan refugees in exile and, entranced, finally stops running. He takes the ancient teachings to heart but, eight years later, finds that his path is neither straight nor narrow . . . and that there's no turning back.

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ISBN-13:
9781608320059
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
349
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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