The Monks and Me
By: Mary Paterson
Hampton Roads Publishing U.S.
Description and Review: Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight “When Paterson’s mother died, she turned to yoga and meditation for solace. Years later, when her father died, she chose a forty-day retreat at Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastery in France to help herself heal. Her honest, and insightful account of her stay there makes for very enlightening reading. She takes us on her inner journey, sharing her thoughts as she strives to live as mindfully as the nuns she is living with. Her example is a powerful teacher, and the book is a perfect companion for Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings.”
Hampton Roads Publishing, U.S. (September 1st, 2012)
The Monks and Me now available in the U.S., Canada and The Netherlands. Coming soon – International translations: Brazil, Indonesia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, China, France, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, and as an audio book audible.com
Also available in major book stores across Canada and the U.S.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Mary Paterson is the author of the spiritual memoir, The Monks and Me: How 40 Days in Thich Nhat Hanh’s French Monastery Guided Me Home, published in 2012. Mary is the Founder and Director of Toronto’s Lotus Yoga Centre and is certified to teach yoga and meditation internationally in the Kundalini and Hatha traditions. She has traveled extensively throughout India and Europe studying with renowned masters of various spiritual disciplines with a strong focus on Vipassana and Zen Buddhist meditation in the traditions of Thich Nhat Hanh and Roshi Joan Halifax. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queens University and teaches writing at the School of Continuing Studies at The University of Toronto. Trained in classical ballet, Mary also performed professionally in theatre and film, producing works of poetry and dance with such luminaries as the singer, Jane Siberry and the internationally celebrated author, Michael Ondaatje.
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