If you are struggling with isolation during the pandemic, the latest audiobook by renowned Buddhist writer Stephen Batchelor can help. The author recounts how his 60th birthday sparked his intense interest in studying solitude. Listeners follow Batchelor's thoughts and reflections while he seeks out solitude in the wilderness, on meditation retreats, and through the process of creating art. Batchelor confronts himself in new ways through the use of hallucinogens like peyote and ayahuasca. The contemplative nature of the text is amplified by the gentle pacing of Batchelor's narration. He encourages listeners to lean into, rather than struggle against, the experience of solitude. By the audiobook's end, listeners will understand how transformative being alone can be. J.T. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]
Digital Download Yale University Press 2020
DD ISBN $11.19
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