Sofa Enlightenment

by Robert Broughton

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#15 – Reflection Time

In the early 1990s, the narrator is invited by his old friend Greg to come to Burma "for a holiday." He goes to stay at Greg's monastery. There he notices that living as a monk is not really that different from normal life: "It is not monasteries and robes that make a monk, it is an alchemy that takes place in the heart," he concludes. His wish is now to live in a spiritual community.

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