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Meeting the Monkey Halfway

Ajahn Bhikkhu Sumano

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ISBN 10: 1578631467 / ISBN 13: 9781578631469
Published by Red Wheel, 2000
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Title: Meeting the Monkey Halfway

Publisher: Red Wheel

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Simple and straightforward, this "little book" is a distillation of 20 years of a Buddhist monk's meditation practice. With a sense of reverence and respect for everything, Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu shows us how to use only what we need, andthen to use these few things carefully and with discrimination. Meeting the Monkey Halfway is his personal story, and through his story he will help us to open our hearts and relearn the compassion of the Buddha.

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Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu was part of the original group of monks and yogis to visit England in the mid-70's. He was the first Westerner to be ordained in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. During the seven years he lived and trained in England, he worked to restore the old Victorian estate that has become the Dharma lotus of Theravada Buddhism. From this auspicious beginning more than ten centers in Europe have been established and are flourishing. As a lay individual, Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu was one of the original benefactors in the purchase and development of Cittavivekn, a cave in northeast Thailand. Since 1998 he has traveled throughout the world leading retreats and spreading his dream of establishing a Spiritual Park outside of Bangkok which would bring together all the world's religions in the spirit of Unity and Peace. This center would teach skillful ways to live in the world and to accept and respect all Beings as brothers and sisters. He has written many books on contemplative practice in the forest tradition. Those available in the U.S. are "Questions from the City, Answers from the Forest", and "Meeting the Monkey Halfway".

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