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Mt. Baldy

In the Sanzen Room: Mt. Baldy Zen Monastery, 1971-73

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:18 -- mgaughan

In this brutally honest portrayal, Wisdom reader Robert O’Hearn makes himself—and the nature of spiritual seeking—bare in an effort to communicate the possibilities of retreat. O’Hearn’s story of frustration, perseverance, and devotion will strike a chord with readers of all faiths; the story’s Zen elements remind us of the challenges of language, loneliness, and human relationship.