Benjamin Hoff


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Sylvan, Oregon, The United States
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Hoff grew up in the Portland, Oregon neighborhood of Sylvan, where he acquired a fondness of the natural world that has been highly influential in his writing. Hoff obtained a B.A. in Asian Art from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1973.

Hoff has also studied architecture, music, fine arts, graphic design and Asian Culture. His studies in Asian Culture included reaching the certificate level in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, had two years of apprenticeship in Japanese fine-pruning methods, and four years of instruction in the martial art form of T'ai chi ch'uan, including a year of Ch'i Kung. In his spare time, he practices Taoist Qigong and T'ai chi ch'uan.

Hoff was awarded the American Book Award in 1988 for The Singing Cre
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“Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got.”
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

“Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen though...that's the problem.”
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

“The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much.”
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