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Ebook Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-1945905049 B003L202EI
  • 184 pages
  • $7.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-1945905049 B003L202EI
  • 184 pages
  • $12.99
978-1945905049
What if someone born and raised in the American Midwest were suddenly immersed in the culture of a Buddhist monastery in rural Thailand? This is a true story told with unflinching introspection and honesty – along with generous helpings of humor and warmth. William Reyland’s vivid and detailed descriptions of people and places carry us instantly half way around the globe. An admittedly naïve aspiration leads, by a tortuous path, to deeper understanding—and along the way we are offered a glimpse behind the saffron robes into our common human predicament.
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Amazon Review

The author vividly describes his physical and spiritual journey from the midwestern United States to the remote rural region of Thailand called Isan. Leaving behind his freinds, family, and worldy possessions, William Reyland gives up the comforts of life in America on a journey of self-discovery.

Although he encounters many difficulties in an effort to discover truths about himself and Buddhism, it is not a romantic account of a spiritual awakening, nor is it necessary for one to be interested in Thailand or Buddhism to enjoy this book. The author is unflinching in describing the full range of human triumphs and tragedies he encounters there, from the most hypocritical to the most sublime. I won't spoil it by telling too much, but suffice to say, you will be sad, happy, surprised, thrilled, and enlightened.

Daigaku Rummé, Resident Priest and Teacher, Confluence Zen Center STL, St. Loui

In Sons of Isan, William Reyland brings to life his year-long stay in a Thai Buddhist temple. Recounting his aspirations, doubts, fears, and joys, this book is a stirring and vivid description of the difficulties and challenges of finding oneself in the dusty realms of a foreign country.
Daigaku Rummé, Resident Priest and Teacher, Confluence Zen Center STL, St. Louis, MO.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-1945905049 B003L202EI
  • 184 pages
  • $7.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-1945905049 B003L202EI
  • 184 pages
  • $12.99

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