Fri. Nov 16th, 2018

The 12 Best Fiction Books About Quakers to Read in 2018

#12 The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd (The World As Home) by Mary Rose O’Reilley


Description of the book:

Deciding that her life was insufficiently grounded in real-world experience, Mary Rose O’Reilley, a Quaker reared as a Catholic, embarked on a year of tending sheep. In this often hilarious book, O’Reilley describes her work in an agricultural barn and her extended visit to a Buddhist monastery in France, where she studied with Thich N’hat Hanh. She seeks, in both barn and monastery, a spirituality based not in "climbing out of the body" but rather in existing fully in the world.

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