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Bill Porter (Red Pine) trekked through China's remote Chungnan Mountains in search of hermits. Lessons of spiritual wisdom emerge from his interviews with more than twenty male and female hermits. "A stupendous corrective to modern American Zen practice". — Jim Harrison, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

"(A) fascinating book". — Yoga Journal

Review:

"Porter unfolds a dizzying panorama of cliffs and valleys, crumbling monasteries and canny abbots, all the while discoursing on the rise of Taoism, its encounter with Buddhism, the lives of past hermits, the outlines of Tantra. Lessons emerge: the value of silence; the need to balance inner practice with community service; the differing aims of hermits, with some of them questing after immortality, others seeking escape from illusion." Kirkus Reviews

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Drawing on knowledge based on 20 years as a resident of China, Porter examines the ancient Chinese hermit tradition. Part travelogue, part history, part sociology, and part religious study, this record of extraordinary journeys to an unknown China sheds light on a phenomemon unparalleled in the West, and the philosophies that underlie it. Photographs.

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ISBN:
9781562790417
Subtitle:
Encounters with Chinese Hermits
Author:
Johnson, Steven R.
Photographer:
Johnson, Steven R.
Author:
Porter, Bill
Author:
Porter, Bill
Publisher:
Mercury House
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
China
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Priests, buddhist
Subject:
Hermits
Subject:
Taoists
Subject:
Recluses
Subject:
Taoists -- China.
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
General Travel
Series Volume:
85126
Publication Date:
20090501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Review" by , "Porter unfolds a dizzying panorama of cliffs and valleys, crumbling monasteries and canny abbots, all the while discoursing on the rise of Taoism, its encounter with Buddhism, the lives of past hermits, the outlines of Tantra. Lessons emerge: the value of silence; the need to balance inner practice with community service; the differing aims of hermits, with some of them questing after immortality, others seeking escape from illusion."
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