The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd (World as Home) (Paperback)

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Transcendence can come in many forms. For Mary Rose O Reilley a year tending sheep seemed a way to seek a spirituality based not on climbing out of the body but rather on existing fully in the world, at least if she could overlook some of its earthier aspects. The Barn at the End of the World follows O Reilley in her sometimes funny, sometimes moving quest. Though small in stature, she learns to flip very large sheep and help them lamb. She also visits a Buddhist monastery in France, where she studies the practice of Mahayana Buddhism, dividing her spare time between meditation and dreaming of French pastries.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781571312549
ISBN-10: 1571312544
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication Date: July 16th, 2001
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: World as Home