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November 17, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan, we are sharing excerpts from our memoir collection this month. This week's morsel comes from Rude Awakenings by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott, two very different men who together spend six months retracing the Buddha’s...

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In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan,...

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November 12, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

We are thrilled to have a guest post from Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead, editor of The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo. Jokei Molly writes on the sometimes slow process of editing and learning how to take it one step at a time:

To create the new translation of and commentary on The...

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We are thrilled to have a guest post from Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead, editor of The...

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November 10, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan, we are sharing excerpts from our memoir collection this month. This week's morsel comes from Sienna Craig's Horses Like Lightning. At nineteen, Craig made her first venture deep into Mustang, an ethnically Tibetan area of Nepal...

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In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan,...

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November 4, 2014
by Terrance Keenan
Chapter 2 The End of Perfection

The spiritual life is often described as being on a path. It implies direction, purpose, and an end. Even an endless path suggests to us an evolution toward some kind of perfection. One is either on it or off it. I think I can tell those who are on it from those who are not. I am not—or if I am, I...

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Chapter 2 The End of Perfection

The spiritual life is often described as being on a path. It...

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November 3, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan, we are sharing excerpts from our memoir collection this month. This week's morsel comes from Katie Willis Morton's The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed. After the death of her six-week-old son, Liam, Katie embarked on a...

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In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan,...

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October 29, 2014
by Kamala Tiyavanich

Various monkey species inhabited the forests of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Local people would capture monkeys and train them to do work that men could not do easily. One day Jumnien heard that a company called Nakhon Phan was offering twenty-five baht (about one U.S. dollar) for every live monkey brought to them. This...

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Various monkey species inhabited the forests of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Local people...

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