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Blistered Feet - Blissful Mind [Paperback]

Tim Price , Victor Lunn-Rockliffe
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3 Dec. 2009
The story of two Buddhist monks who put their faith to the test and walk across the countryside with nothing but their robes and alms bowls, refusing to touch money. With some wise and often amusing encounters they offer a glimpse into a completely different way of life. Surviving purely at the hands of strangers, welcomed, ignored and sometimes threatened, they touch upon the lives of many, and move the hearts and minds of a few. Illustrated with coloured drawings and based on very real and true experiences gathered over years of direct experience, Woven together into episodes in a young monk s life training with his teacher.

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: HeadHunter Books; first edition (3 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190608517X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906085179
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 905,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tim Price is a mindfulness and meditation teacher, writer and craftsman.
Following a number of years in an Architectural and design business he took 'early retirement' as a Buddhist monk, to follow a path which had fascinated him since his teenage years. After 14 years living in the robe he wrote "Blistered feet - Blissful mind".
He is now participating in a project bringing mindfulness into schools, and continues to guide friends on the Buddhist path at the Alokabodhi Buddhist group in Kent and at other centres in the UK and Europe.

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This is the story of two monks, in the UK, who set out to walk through the countryside in the South of England. They only have their robes and alms bowls and they rely completely on the compassion and generosity of those they meet along the way. Based on real experiences, this story shows how relevant a 2,500 year old tradition can be today. One doesn't have to be particularly interested in Buddhism to enjoy reading this book, it can be enjoyed by anyone, but one cannot fail to feel empowered by the various lessons in life and humanity that reach the reader through this book. A thoroughly good read suitable for all ages I enjoyed reading this immensely --Amazon review

Blistered Feet Blissful Mind may act as an ideal key-text for teachers and students of Religious Education; each chapter would make a useful theme or accompaniment for an RE lessons, at GCSE through to degree level. The book would sit well alongside GCSE syllabuses as its exploration of Buddhism, meditation and faith is uniquely contextualised by a Buddhist monk, within the contemporary world. It could also be a beneficial learning tool for the student in further or higher education as it offers great insight, and opportunity for greater in-depth analysis, into Theravada Buddhism s actions, values and beliefs. This book should be in every school, college and university library- the living essence of Buddhism has never been explained so clearly in a modern work. --Educational review

I do not normally write reviews and this is the first one I have written on Amazon. Each of Mitch Alboms books came close as the take you on such a great journey. But for me, who is relatively new to Buddhism, this book pips my favourite; The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Each chapter is concise and only a few pages long, just enough to get the message across. The message which it highlights allowed me to put myself in their situation and question how I would react allowing for me to get immersed in to the story with clarity and imagination. I fully recommend anyone who likes Mitch Albom books or has an interest in philosophy, religion or in particular Buddhism to read it, I am sure you will not be disappointed. --Amazon review

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This is an enchanting book consisting of a number of stories based on experience of what it is like to go on 'Tudong', that is, an extended walk through the countryside relying only on the generosity of others for their day to day survival. Each story introduces accounts of the people they meet and with whose lives they intersect.
It is a book that can be read at many levels. It can be a sort of travel book, about the English countryside. At another level it is a courageous account of what it is like to live as embodying a very ancient spiritual tradition in a country where mendicant monks were once part of the English lanscape. at yet another level it is an Education in the application of Buddhist values and principles. It is probably the easiest book ever about Buddhist beliefs and philosophy. It is written in an easy style, and the dialogues are particularly evocative and well written. The best bit is that it is also funny; the monks are serious but often don't take themselves seriously, which is refreshing. Yet it addresses the serious issues of what it is like living a life whose values and way of life run counter to the acquisitive, stressful, society of today where beauty, sexual adventure and money are held up as an ultimate good, and the inner life counts for very little.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Food for the heart 28 Oct. 2010
By Jeremy
Format:Paperback
This wonderful book helped me to look at my daily behaviour in a new light. There is no preaching or even moralising however each story gives a very clear message of the value of trust, the generosity of the human spirit and the benifit of laughter. I was very happy that the surplus that is raised from the sale of the book will go to support monks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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If you have ever gone on long distance walks, especially those experienced alone or self navigated, then you know what peace arises by bringing humour and insight into each character-building difficulty on the paths which form our life. Even if you have not, here is an original true story that reminds us of how much choice we have in life to become authentic, creatively peaceful, fulfilled people ... regardless of what may be going on in the world.

This book refreshingly takes one to a special place within, a place touched by reflections of two buddhist monks on a long distance walk or `tudong` through the English countryside. Its reflections hit deep and are beautifully written. Slowly as the journey progresses, spiritual reflections hint at how we too may better meet life in whatever form it appears, step by step. It shows there are no limits to what we can bear and how freely, calmly and truthfully we can choose to live life, moment by moment. Even seemingly unpleasant events in life can give rise to awakening and help us stand in the truth of who we really are.

I truly recommend this book with its brilliant illustrations. It is a unique treasure with the reflective power to transform and bless us all wherever we are on our spiritual path of life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 19 Oct. 2010
By Purdey2
Format:Paperback
Written by a Buddhist monk, this is an absorbing account of how he and a fellow monk travelled in southern England on tudong - without touching money and with nothing but a bowl into which passers-by might (or might not) place some food for the day. Readable, enjoyable and informative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feet up for a Blissful read! 19 April 2011
Format:Paperback
What a delightful read and a charming glimpse into the daily cycle of two Buddhist monks on a Tudong. Sometimes we are given a not-so-appealing insight into some closed-off minds amongst the general public, who can be materialistic and occasionally extremely ignorant. This is, happily, balanced with reports of generous and selfless souls too. As the monks are forbidden ask for help or sustenance, their experiences are sometimes raw, but the incidents with awkward people and situations clearly show that there is something about their simple way of life and their kindness and wise manners which can be uplifting and even life-changing for people they meet. They are fulfilled and calm on a deep level and they radiate this peace and share knowledge if they are given a chance.
A fascinating tale, told with maturity, sensitivity and realism. Extremely enjoyable and recommended to any one wishing for an appealing insight into what makes these gentle people tick, and what might be so alluring about that quest for inner peace.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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If you've ever wondered why Buddhist monks wander around in saffron robes on their alms round then read this book. The courage, faith and kindness of these two characters sings out from page as they try to survive wandering around the towns and villages of the UK. As monks are not allowed even to ask for food, they would just stand on street corners with their alms bowls and hope that someone would work it out! What you really discover though, is the joy felt by those who have given. They've often been curious to know more about these bald-headed 'wierdoes' and ended up becoming fascinated by what they are doing, what they represent, and why at a more profound level it makes beautiful sense. I'm not sure I'd ever have the guts to abandon everything I own and 'wander' myself, but I have the greatest respect for those who have done and still do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic perspectives and a great read 20 Dec. 2010
Format:Paperback
I do not normally write reviews and this is the first one I have written on Amazon. Each of Mitch Alboms books came close as the take you on such a great journey. But for me, who am relatively new to Buddhism, this book pips my favourite; The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Each chapter is concise and only a few pages long, just enough to get the message across. The message which it highlights allowed me to put myself in there situation and question how I would react allowing for me to get immersed in to the story with clarity and imagination.

I fully recommend anyone who likes Mitch Albom books or has an interest in philosophy, religion or in particular Buddhism to read it, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
A 'light' read, with some gentle humour, following two Thai Forest monks around England whilst illuminating some of Buddhism's most noteworthy maxims.
Published on 6 Feb. 2013 by Ms. P. M. Sykes
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book
I have just finished reading "Blistered Feet Blissful Mind" by Tim Price and recommend it, not only as a jolly good read, but also as a Dharma book. Read more
Published on 14 Dec. 2012 by Pete Fountain
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This is a fantastic book, I didn't want it to end and savoured it every night before going to bed.

It is a very good introduction to Buddhism and how two practising... Read more
Published on 3 Dec. 2010 by Mrs. P. Harrison
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fabulous Read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it difficult to put down until I had read it all. Based on the true experiences of two Buddhist monks following the 2,500 year old... Read more
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