Touching Ground

The Vivid Story Of A Hippie, A Carpenter, A Vietnam Vet, An Alcoholic, A Marine Engineer, And A Great Dad Who Battled His Demons On The Buddhist Path.From October 16, 1973, To August 17, 1974, Tim Testu Walked All The Way From San Francisco To Seattle, Bowing His Head To The Ground Every Three Steps And That S Not Even The Best Part Of His Story Tim Testu Was One Of The Very First Americans To Take Ordination In Chinese Zen Buddhism His Path From Getting Kicked Out Of School To Joyriding In Stolen Boats In The Navy To Squatting In An Anarchist Commune To Wholehearted Spiritual Engagement In A Strict Buddhist Monastery Is Equal Parts Rollicking Adventure And Profound Spiritual Memoir Touching Ground Is Simultaneously Larger Than Life And Entirely Relatable Even As Tim Finds His Spiritual Home With His Teacher, The Legendary Chan Master Hsuan Hua, He Nonetheless Continues To Struggle To Overcome His Addictions And His Very Human Shortcomings Tim Never Did Anything Halfway, Including Both Drinking And Striving For Liberation He Died Of Leukemia In 1998 After Packing Ten Lifetimes Into Fifty Two Years.Touching Ground

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Touching Ground book, this is one of the most wanted Tim Testu author readers around the world.

[PDF] Touching Ground  By Tim Testu –
  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • Touching Ground
  • Tim Testu
  • 14 April 2017
  • 9781614293330

10 thoughts on “Touching Ground

  1. says:

    Still not sure how Testu survived his insane youth, but it s good that he did He lives long enough to give us this warts and all account of life at a west coast Chan monastery He accomplishes an amazing f...

  2. says:

    A compelling story with lots of detail about the author s descent into alcoholism and addiction his coming to Buddhism I found the author s struggle with life as a monk compelling The story left me wishing for .and that s a good thing for a reader to want.

  3. says:

    This was an excellent book and very inspiring Very well written and anyone that teeters on partying and also searching for zen can relate.

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