Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

Meetings with Hermits in China

Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits by Bill Porter

I remember my elation the first time I read this book and my amazement that there  could still be hermits living in mountainous areas of China even after the Cultural Revolution when so much of the country’s spiritual heritage was destroyed.  Bill Porter’s book is all the more powerful and convincing because he approached the hermits with humility and respect and does not treat them as curiosities from an alien world. A fascinating and thoroughly worthwhile adventure for anyone interest in this subject.
Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits

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This entry was posted on January 2, 2010 by in Book Reviews, Hermits, Hermits & Solitude and tagged , , , .
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