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Buddha Facing the Wall: Interviews with American Zen Monks

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Buddha Facing the Wall presents firsthand accounts of life in an American Zen monastery. Interviews with fifteen monks offer vivid personal glimpses of how everything about the monastery—from the daily schedule through meetings with the teacher to the silence itself—is designed to support the deep inner work that leads to spiritual transformation.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Keep It Simple Books
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The best--and the most mentally healthy and realistic--book on monasticism I've ever read (and I've read quite a lot of them).
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Loved reading the journeys of various past and present monks. Especially enjoyed hearing Cheri tell her story.
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An intimate look into what it's like to be a Zen monk.
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