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Journey to Heavenly Mountain: An American's Pilgrimage to the Heart of Buddhism in Modern China
by Jay Martin
Journey to Heavenly Mountain recounts the author's travels and his meetings with monks, remarkable masters, and dozens of other memorable Chinese people - the funny, the wise, the unscrupulous, the kind and compassionate. Anyone who has wondered about the health of monastic Buddhism in China today will find this a fascinating account. Anyone who longs for the serenity and ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Hohm Press
(first published March 31st 2002)
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Jay Martin travels among Chinese monks and temples, living simply and close to nature. He can thus take a distance from the noises of his daily life and explore his true self. The book is interesting and certainly many of the answers that the author finds are true for other people on a similar quest. Sometimes the account is conventional though, as if the author still needs to define himself according to common, accepted standards. One then wonders how somebody who seems to be rather conformist ...more