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Going for Broke: Travelogs on Becoming a Buddhist Monk


Going for Broke: Travelogs on Becoming a Buddhist Monk

At age 28, when an ethical problem arose at work, the author gave up his lucrative computer career to travel the world and decide whether to renounce it and become a Buddhist monk as he long dreamed. "Going for Broke" consists of travel stories and reflections sent to a growing list of friends as he traveled to Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Thailand and Myanmar. In a magical moment on the shore of an island, he makes a discovery that convinces him of his destiny. He goes on to ordain as a Theravada monk, gambling the stable life he had for enlightenment-- literally "Going for Broke." The book describes in detail his life as a monk, thoughts on meditation, and a return trip to visit his family in the United States for the first time wearing his monk's robes.

  • Author: Bhikkhu S.
  • Published: 2017-12-23 11:20:07
  • Words: 64823
Going for Broke: Travelogs on Becoming a Buddhist Monk Going for Broke: Travelogs on Becoming a Buddhist Monk