The Key to the Castle: Zen and Travel Stories of Trust

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What happens to a beginning student of Zen as she sits and watches her mind? How is a Zen retreat like a vacation? Whether visiting her aging mom, hiking in northern Thailand, crossing a rain-swelled creek in South Africa, or eating formal meals at a Zen retreat, Schleifer asks, “What is going on here?” Her discoveries become ours in this clear and poignant account of inner and outer journeys. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780989076210
About Sue Schleifer

Sue Schleifer, born in Santa Barbara, California, currently resides in Lafayette, Louisiana. Through her company, Oak Communications, she provides life and executive coaching and management consulting services to individuals and organizations around the country. She writes a monthly e-newsletter and has written for newspapers. She co-designed and facilitates ongoing Writing Down Dementia and other writing, leadership and personal development workshops. She is the author of two books: The Key to the Castle and Cultivating a Mindful Life.

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Review by: patricia warren on Aug. 08, 2013 :
With “Key to the Castle”, Sue Schleifer takes us on parallel journeys - to the outer world of exotic adventures around the globe, juxtaposed with the inner world of meditation and reflection. In the process she shows us the rewards of deep engagement and openness to the moment in both realms. She is honest about the bumps in the road, and full of questions and doubts (and good humor), all of which make her story very accessible. Her prose is spare, elegant and lucid, and the balance of adventure and reflection make for a sustaining and engaging read.
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