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Ethel, a Jewish 70+ no-nonsense New Yorker, becomes concerned with her daughter Debra's incessant focus on the spiritual quest and a Sanskrit-dubbed Western teacher. One day Ethel gets into her Volvo and heads to the ashram in the Catskill Mountains. Convinced she'll uncover evidence for her worries, she instead finds herself reluctantly charmed by Anandaji's earthy manner ...more
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Published April 16th 2014 by Epigraph Publishing (first published October 1st 2013)
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Roberta Weiner
Nov 03, 2014 Roberta Weiner rated it it was amazing
Lots of wisdom mixed in with the humor. Will resonate with anyone who's a seeker - or who doesn't get what all this seeking stuff is about!
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Jan 10, 2015 Len rated it liked it
A fun, if predictable, story of 'late-in-life' enlightenment. The main character moves, in fits and starts, toward a deeper spirituality through the course of the story, with help from several enjoyable secondary characters.
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I liked this book. Ethel goes to an ashram when she's concerned about her daughter Debra's choice of spiritual teacher and focus of study. Ethel goes to meet Debra's guru, wanting to help Debra out of what she considers a strange situation. Anandaji is the guru there, and Ethel is drawn in most reluctantly by his teachings. In going to the ashram and hearing the guru's teachings, she may just get to have a stronger relationship with her loved ones.
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I won this from Goodreads. Ethel is a 70 plus New Yorker who goes with her daughter to an ashram because she is worried. So they went to the Ashram in the Catskills. She thinks she will find something wrong but instead she likes the Zen teaching herself. So the mother and daughter learn to accept each other better. Good read.
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Barbi Schulick is a longtime student of spirituality, grateful mother of two, former schoolteacher, leadership coach, and co-founder of the herbal company New Chapter. She lives and works in southern Vermont with her husband, Paul. Ethel Katz Finds Her Guru is her first novel and was inspired by the playful intersection between her mother’s skepticism and her teacher’s inspiration. Barbi deeply va ...more
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