Rude Awakenings

Two Englishmen on Foot in Buddhism's Holy Land

Foreword by Stephen Batchelor
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About The Book

Half raucous adventure and half inspirational memoir, Rude Awakenings documents an unusual pilgrimage. Two very different men--life-loving naturalist Nick Scott and austere Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto--together spend six months retracing the Buddha's footsteps through India. Told alternately by Sucitto and Scott in their distinctive voices, this story blends self-effacing humor, philosophical explorations, drama, travel observations, and the occasional giant fruit bat. Rude Awakenings is a heady record of survival and spirituality set against the dramatic backdrop of one of India's most lawless regions.

About The Authors

Dr. Nick Scott is a botanist and ecologist who has worked most of his life in conversation. He lives in Chithurst, outside London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2005)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861714858

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