Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

by Mary Pipher PhD

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ISBN-13: 9781594484407
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 845,309
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World. She lives in Nebraska.

Table of Contents

Prelude 1

Introduction 7

Meltdown (2002) 17

First Lifetime

Bedrock 35

Mother and Father 51

The Glad Game (1947-1965) 73

Lost and Found (1965-1977) 109

Love and Work (1977-1994) 131

Second Lifetime

Avalanche of Roses (1994-2002) 145

Recovery (2002-2003) 159

A Bigger Container (2003-2007) 175

Despair and Self-Acceptance 191

Stopping for Joshua Bell 211

Where I am Now (2008) 231

My Birthday Party 247

Acknowledgments 257

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Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
MarthaHuntley on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I read and liked this book because I like its author, Mary Pipher. I think it will resonate more with people who have experienced depression or emotional breakdowns. I was disappointed that Christianity wasn't adequate to her life experiences -- or perhaps she hasn't been engaged in Christianity, although her son seems to be a pastor. Like all of her books, this one is well-written and engrossing, though it dragged in chapters Stopping for Joshua Bell and Where I Am Now, which seemed to be repeating what she had already written. My review is subjective; but then, all reviews are subjective.
ccayne on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I love Mary Pipher. She's honest and unpretentious. I loved hearing the story of her strong and independent family. I loved hearing her admiration and love for them while at the same time realizing how their drive affected her. I loved her realization and acceptance of herself, strengths and flaws. I loved her embrace of her life, her family, her love of nature, food, friends and simple pleasures. And, of course, what she gained from meditation, however imperfect the process may be.
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This is one of my favorite reads and it has found a home on my book shelf. I adore Mary Pipher and her accomplishments, I respect her and would suggest this book to anyone that wants to heighten their own spiritual journey. Thank you Mary, you inspire me.
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