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Soon after taking ordination as a Buddhist monk, the English author of this book moved to the town of Kalimpong, on the edge of the Himalayas. He was to live there for 14 years - reflecting, writing and editing Buddhist journals, befriending a number of distinguished Tibetan lamas as they fled across the nearby border, and establishing the world's first "inter-denominational" Buddhist centre. The 32 essays in the book come from that period, and reveal a man profoundly committed to the "inner life", who is not afraid to challenge orthodox attitudes and interpretations in his pursuit of the practical essence of Buddhism.
More About the Author
Sangharakshita (born August 26, 1925 as Dennis Philip Edward Lingwood) is a Buddhist teacher and writer, and founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community, which was known until 2010 as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, or FWBO.