Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World (MP3 CD)

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“Subtitled Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World, this enjoyable book is a cross between a memoir and a spiritual journey. Best known for her insightful studies of adolescent girls (Reviving Ophelia) and of aging (Another Country), Pipher turns her discerning eye from the outer world to the inner. Using her own life experiences as a vehicle, she carries the reader into, around and through the spiritual labyrinth in which we all find ourselves. Pipher's insights and experiences will strike a resonating chord with many readers, and may help others in their own quest of seeking peace.”
— Sherry Stegner, Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI


In Seeking Peace, bestselling author Mary Pipher turns her attention inward, and with her characteristic honesty, humility, and humanity, explores the lessons of her own life: as a daughter, a mother, a wife, a therapist, and a seeker. She spent her childhood in small towns in the Midwest, the bookworm daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Her parents were often absent, and she was the caretaker for her siblings. She built an identity around being a good sister and the family nurturer. As a grown woman, Pipher found joy and fulfillment as a mother, wife, and therapist, doing what she most enjoyed: learning about the world and helping others. But after the astonishing success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the new demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. Her life on the road and in the public eye had taken its toll on her emotional, mental, and physical well-being. She felt fragile, isolated, and empty. Trying to find a quieter, more peaceful life that would carry her toward greater self-acceptance and joy, she began the hard work of slowing down, crafting a new identity, and discovering the inner tranquility she'd yearned for all her life. In this candid and moving telling of her own remarkable story, Pipher reveals truths about our very human search for happiness and love.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781423382867
ISBN-10: 1423382862
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Publication Date: March 19th, 2009
Language: English
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