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by | Read by Mare Winningham

Biography & Memoir • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1994

The journal and private letters of this young Irish-American woman span the three years during which she studied and trained to become a Buddhist priest in a Japanese temple, with the ultimate hope of establishing a school in Ireland. Mare Winningham's smooth and softly lilting Irish accent creates a compelling intimacy. She draws the reader into the description of sparse daily living and challenges, conveying a strong sense of the inimitable humor and stubborn persistence that allowed Soshin to thrive despite the rigors and deprivations of life as a monk. In the letters home, which are interspersed, Winningham reflects a quiet loneliness and profound sense of purpose. The simple eloquence of this contemplative life is powerfully presented. J.E.M. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: MAR/APR 98]

Retail pak • Audio Literature • 1996

CS ISBN 1574530488 $17.95 • Two cassettes

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Retail pak • Audio Literature • 1996

CS ISBN 1574530488 $17.95 • Two cassettes

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