©1997 Dinty W. Moore; (P)1997 by Audio Renaissance Tapes, a division of CPU, Inc.
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"ineresting and worthwhile"
Moore goes to several different kinds of Buddhist retreats and monasteries and reports his experiences. He is skeptical but also really wanting to find meaning. The narrator is good, seems to fit the voice you'd expect of the possibly irritating personality of the author. I found the book worthwhile on several levels. Thought provoking due to the philosophy. But also very humorous. And fun because of the great variety of events he attends. After paying for attendance and travel to all kinds of places, he stumbles on a group in his hometown.
If this book sounds interesting to you, pick it and you won't find it to be a disappointment. I enjoyed it. If it sounds dumb, don't pick. I suspect many would not like this selection, might react "what rot".
"A really good read if contemplating Buddhism"
I'm someone who's been exploring religion and Buddhism for a while, trying to understand my own spirituality. I enjoyed this read as I related to the author in a number of ways. It's a lighthearted easy short read (listen) and I can see myself listen to it again a few times over.
Journal of a man who finds Buddhism. Good book if you want a little information to get started on a long journey. It is short, interesting, and a quick listen.
"I really enjoyed this book"
As a novice to Buddhist ideas I found this book to be very accessible and enjoyable. Jack Hawkins seemed to have just the right pitch and feel for the material.
A good read for those interested in buddhism and for those who are just looking for a fresh perspective on life.
"Needs more content"
This was a good introduction to Buddhism, but I found other books that were much more educational. See my other reviews for those books.
"An Interesting look at one man's exploration."
If I could sum up this book in three words, they would be funny, interesting and inspiring. The author's skeptical, yet sincere view is witty and entertaining. The subject matter is interesting and is presented in an organized and logical way. The book is inspiring, because it has lead me to also explore further some of the approaches presented here.
I really haven't read any books that would compared to it.
No, I haven't. I only had one gripe about his reading and that was for his gross mispronunciation of "Yuengling", when referencing Yuengling beer in the story. Thank goodness it only occurred once.
Yes, many laughs. Nothing to cry about, though.
Having known the author personally for many years, I just find it to be a shame that he himself didn't narrate the book. His inflection and wit would have come across much stronger, had it been his own performance. But, for most other people that wouldn't matter at all.
"Enjoyable and interesting"
Enjoyable and interesting
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