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At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace

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Publisher Comments:

In this raw and moving memoir, Claude Thomas describes his service in Vietnam, his subsequent emotional collapse, and his remarkable journey toward healing. At Hell's Gate is not only a gripping coming-of-age story but a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat to the discovery of inner peace—a journey that inspired Thomas to become a Zen monk and peace activist who travels to war-scarred regions around the world. "Everyone has their Vietnam," Thomas writes. "Everyone has their own experience of violence, calamity, or trauma." With simplicity and power, this book offers timeless teachings on how we can all find healing, and it presents practical guidance on how mindfulness and compassion can transform our lives.

This expanded paperback edition features:

   •  Discussion questions for reading groups

   •  A new afterword by the author reflecting on how the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are affecting soldiers—and offering advice on how to help returning soldiers to cope with their combat experiences

Synopsis:

"At Hell's Gate" is Thomas's dramatic coming-of-age story and also a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat in Vietnam to discovering the Buddhist path to healing.

About the Author

Claude Anshin Thomas went to Vietnam at the age of eighteen, where he received numerous awards and decorations, including twenty-seven Air Medals, a Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart. Today he is a monk in the Soto Zen tradition and an active speaker and Zen teacher in the United States and Europe. He is also the founder of the Zaltho Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes peace and nonviolence (www.zaltho.org). This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590302712
Author:
Thomas, Claude Anshi
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Thomas, Claude Anshin
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.42x5.58x.58 in. .57 lbs.

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