Solitude and Loneliness: A Buddhist View (Paperback)

Sarvananda

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In Solitude and Loneliness: A Buddhist View Sarvananda explores the themes of isolation, loneliness and solitude from a Buddhist perspective and examines how and why our relationship to ourselves can be a source of both suffering and liberation.

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Solitude and Loneliness

A Buddhist View

Sarvananda

Charlie Chaplin observed, ‘Loneliness is the theme of everyone.’ Although true, it is equally true that we all very skilfully, and often unconsciously, organize our lives in such a way as to avoid loneliness.

Drawing on a wide range of sources – the poets Dickinson and Hafiz, the painter Edward Hopper, the sage Milarepa, the lives of Helen Keller and Chris McCandless, and of course the Buddha – Sarvananda explores the themes of isolation, loneliness and solitude from a Buddhist perspective and examines how and why our relationship to ourselves can be a source of both suffering and liberation.

1 review for Solitude and Loneliness: A Buddhist View (Paperback)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Anderson

    A lovely mix of personal reflection, literary quotes and humour. A comforting and inspiring read illustrating our shared suffering in loneliness and the liberation in finding the courage to turn towards it. Ultimately, it is about finding a balance between solitude and engaging in relationships with others.

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