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The Art of Solitude

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 200
Author Stephen Batchelor
Publisher Yale University Press
Isbn-10 0300250932
Isbn-13 9780300250930
Dimension 12.7*1.75*19.69

The Art of Solitude

Stephen Batchelor's The Art of Solitude

A moving and wide-ranging meditation on being alone with others in this world When world renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor turned sixty, he took a sabbatical from his teaching and turned his attention to solitude, a practice integral to the meditative traditions he has long studied and taught. He aimed to venture more deeply into solitude, discovering its full extent and depth. This beautiful literary collage documents his multifaceted explorations. Spending time in remote places, appreciating and making art, practicing meditation and participating in retreats, drinking peyote and ayahuasca, and training himself to keep an open, questioning mind have all contributed to Batchelor's ability to be simultaneously alone and at ease. Mixed in with his personal narrative are inspiring stories from solitude's devoted practitioners, from the Buddha to Montaigne, and from Vermeer to Agnes Martin. In a hyperconnected world that is at the same time plagued by social isolation, this book shows how to enjoy the inescapable solitude that is at the heart of human life.

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Why you should read The Art of Solitude by Stephen Batchelor

This book has been written by Stephen Batchelor, who has written books like The Art of Solitude,Confession of a Buddhist Atheist,Buddhism Without Beliefs,Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. The books are written in Mind, Body & Spirit,Biographies & Autobiographies,Buddhism category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Mind, Body & Spirit. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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The Art of Solitude Hardcover English
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How long would it take for you to read The Art of Solitude

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Reading Style Time To Finish The Book
Slow 40 hours
Average 20 hours
Good 13 hours
Excellent 6 hours
So if you are a Reader belonging in the Good category, and you read it daily for 1 hour, it will take you 13 days.
Note: A slow reader usually reads 100 words per minute, an average reader 200 words per minute, an average reader 300 words per minute and an excellent leader reads about 600-1000 words per minute, however the comprehension may vary.
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