A Meditator's Diary (Ebook)

A Western Woman's Unique Experiences in Thailand Monasteries

Jane Hamilton-Merritt

An account of an American journalist's meditation journey in a Buddhist temple in Thailand.

It is rare for a foreign woman to be accepted for instruction in intensive meditation in a Buddhist temple in Thailand. Jane Hamilton-Merritt writes about this experience from the inside, describing the extraordinary journey into the self, the expansion of her consciousness. In a personal account of her struggles, her fears and her experiences - some euphoric, some terrifying, some beautiful in the form of psychedelic visions and some that were genuinely threatening. A Meditator's Diary is an intellectually disciplined attempt to understand what Buddhist meditation techniques have to offer us, those in the Western world caught up in a cycle of destruction that we cannot control, and shows how to access its secrets. Jane Hamilton-Merritt describes her own dawning understanding of 'compassion without attachment', her eventual arrival at a state of peace and reconciliation and the sense of living flow with the whole of the universe that has transformed her life. Encouraging her readers to try meditation she describes how we can take the first steps on the long road to tranquillity for ourselves.

Publication date: 01/10/2011


ISBN: 9780285640726


Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Philosophy & Ideas

Jane Hamilton-Merritt

Jane Hamilton-Merritt

Jane Hamilton-Merritt (born Mary Jane LaRowe, 1937), in Noble County, Indiana is a retired college professor, photojournalist, author, and animal rights and animal husbandry advocate. She resides in Redding, Connecticut. In 1999, she was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Some of her work has focused on breeding and raising Llamas and Alpaca.