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A Blind Man in the Land of Zen

Narrated by: Trevor Lockwood
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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Steve Hobson went blind about eight years ago. In adapting to his new life, he searched for a retreat, somewhere quiet and peaceful that would allow him to relax. He attended a Sesshin at the Stonewater Zen Sangha.

Stonewater Zen Sangha is a Zen Buddhist group based in Liverpool. Steve's book explains his life as a blind person, and what happens during a Zen Buddhist retreat. It is a warm, well-written, account that will inspire the listener.

A Sesshin is (often) a week-long meditation retreat, with participants sitting together in meditation for most of the day. They maintain the Sangha (the retreat building and area) and help to prepare vegetarian meals. It allows quiet reflection and is an essential element of Zen Buddhism.

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I picked it up because it was cheap and saw no need to spend a credit on it. At first the narrator threw me off but as an experienced audible listener (and zen person for 10 yrs) I knew I could get used to it and focus on the story. Heck after while, I found it quite listenable. Nothing dramatic but good anecdotes and "lessons" of being an aspiring zen practitioner and being legally blind. I recommend it.