Three Steps, One Bow: American Buddhist Monkss

Three Steps, One Bow: American Buddhist Monkss

by Heng Ju Shi, Heng Yo Shi

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Based on the principle that peace in the world begins with peace in our hearts, two American monks, Heng Ju and Heng Yo, undertook an arduous 10 month pilgrimage in 1973. As they bowed down in full prostrations to the ground once every three steps, they prayed for world peace and sought spiritual awakening. A collection of excerpts from the journal they kept, this book offers an honest and moving account of their journey as they relate their internal and external hardships as well as their interactions with their teacher, Master Hsuan Hua, and their awakenings. This book shows Buddhism in its true form: a practice to transform the mind and thereby the world in which we live.

This 40th anniversary edition comes with a preface written by Jeanette Testu, daughter of the former Heng Ju who had returned to lay life.

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BN ID: 2940150706842
Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society
Publication date: 08/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read!  This is wonderful on so many levels: a travel adventure, a history of Buddhism, explanation of Buddhist precepts from men who were on their path to enlightenment, and a glimpse back into the 70s.  On my next trip from Southern California to Seattle, I will be taking the train alongside much of the route they took, so the places and people encountered will become more meaningful to me.