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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (832 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Natalie Goldberg Narrator: Natalie Goldberg Publisher: Sounds True Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From best selling author Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), here is the story of her life as a spiritual seeker struggling to free the writer within, a vividly told odyssey that takes you from the 1950s schoolyards of Long Island to the high plains of Taos to the Zen temples of Japan. Threaded with the story of Goldberg's 12-year relationship with legendary Zen master Katagiri Roshi, Long Quiet Highway illustrates the challenges - and rewards - that unfold when a Western student seeks a teacher of Eastern wisdom. As she puts it, In the West, a teacher imparts knowledge to a student. In the East, a teacher transmits not more or less than his or her being. In a never-before-published interview, Goldberg describes the process of finding the right teacher, and speaks out about the problems that can arise from this uniquely close relationship.

Observant and relentlessly honest, Long Quiet Highway starts out as a reflection on the people, places, and experiences that helped Natalie Goldberg discover the transformational power of writing. Soon it crystallizes into a greater work - a winding koan that cuts through sentiment to get at the truth of the spiritual life and the discipline needed to achieve it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 1/29/2014

    " I reread this book every year. It changed my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nita | 1/19/2014

    " I believe this is, by far, Nat's best book. I love the structure (she starts with her teachers and leads us gently to Katagiri Roshi). And along the way we get to learn about writing, her life in New Mexico and lots of other good stuff too, especially about how writing practice evolved. Writing Down the Bones is the bible, but this is next best to me in the Nat collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mariana | 1/17/2014

    " A good memoir about zen and writing. It takes place in New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota and California. Writing is a form of meditation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 11/26/2013

    " A friend gave me this book some years ago and it was such a lovely, pleasurable reading experience about one woman's journey to a more peaceful, productive, meaningul life. It might help that she is a writer and teacher, something I could relate to! "

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