The Art of Solitude

The Art of Solitude

A Meditation on Being Alone With Others in This World

Book - 2020
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When Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught. He aimed to venture more deeply into solitude, discovering its full extent and depth. This literary collage documents his multifacted explorations. spending time in remote places, appreciating and making art, practicing meditation and participating in retreats, drinking peyote and ayahuasca, and training himself to keep an open, questioning mind have all contributed to Batchelor's ability to be simultaneously alone and at ease. Mixed in with his personal narrative are inspiring stories from solitude's devoted practioners, from the Buddha to Montaigne, from Vermeer to Agnes Martin.
Published: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2020]
ISBN: 9780300250930
0300250932
Branch Call Number: 155.92 BAT
Characteristics: xvi, 181 pages :,illustration ;,21 cm

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