Road to Heaven by Bill Porter
Encounters with Chinese Hermits

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Bill Porter (Red Pine) trekked through China's remote Chungnan Mountains in search of hermits. Lessons of spiritual wisdom emerge from his interviews with more than twenty male and female hermits. "A stupendous corrective to modern American Zen practice". -- Jim Harrison, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

"(A) fascinating book". -- Yoga Journal


About Bill Porter

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Porter is a writer and translator. Johnson is a photographer.
Published July 7, 1994 by Rider & Co. 220 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Travel, Law & Philosophy, History. Non-fiction

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But of course they do, and by bumping from mountain to mountain and knocking on one monastery door after another, Porter ferrets out nearly two dozen examples of what he calls ``the happiest and wisest people in China.'' Some readers may balk at Porter's description, for while a number of the her...

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Porter, a Hong Kong-based writer whose previous books were published under the pen name Red Pine ( The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma ), lived in a Taiwanese monastery for three years in the 1970s and la

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