A son of California flower children parents seeking peace and enlightenment, this Newton author was placed with a Tibetan family in Nepal at the age of three. While his mother committed herself to becoming a Buddhist nun following the schizophrenic breakdown of his father, he was then ordained as a Buddhist monk at the age of six by request of his mother. Thus begins the compelling psychological story of the author’s search for personal peace, in remote settings, to his mother’s origins in Hollywood, and eventually to Brandeis and Newton. The author encourages response in order to start a dialog.
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