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Riassunto: In 1979, Maura O'Halloran moved to Japan and became the first woman--and the first foreigner--ever admitted to Toshoji Temple. Three years later, Soshin-san (O'Halloran's monastic name) became a dharma teacher. Although her life was cut short, today she is revered as a Buddhist saint. Through her private and heartfelt journals and letters, O'Halloran eloquently describes the rituals, hardships, and ultimat joys of Zen training and temple life. 2 cassettes.
From AudioFile: The journal and private letters of this young Irish-American woman span the three years during which she studied and trained to become a Buddhist priest in a Japanese temple, with the ultimate hope of establishing a school in Ireland. Mare Winningham's smooth and softly lilting Irish accent creates a compelling intimacy. She draws the reader into the description of sparse daily living and challenges, conveying a strong sense of the inimitable humor and stubborn persistence that allowed Soshin to thrive despite the rigors and deprivations of life as a monk. In the letters home, which are interspersed, Winningham reflects a quiet loneliness and profound sense of purpose. The simple eloquence of this contemplative life is powerfully presented. J.E.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Titolo: Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind: The Zen ...
Casa editrice: Audio Literature
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Audio Literature, 1996. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1574530488
Descrizione libro Audio Literature, 1996. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: Good. Abridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 1574530488