Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America

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National Geographic Society, 1986 - Travel - 270 pages
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He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and monastery walls, calling others to "the Cold Mountain way" of simple, honest, joyful living. J. P. Seaton takes a fresh look at these poets, as well as at Wang Fan-chih, who followed in the outsider tradition a few centuries later. Forceful and wry, all three condemn the excesses of mind and matter that prevent people from attaining true enlightenment. With a comprehensive introduction and commentary throughout, this collection points to where, in a world that's always moving and so full of suffering, stillness and clarity can be found.

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Review: The Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America

User Review  - Glenn Pearson - Goodreads

Enjoyable book and I liked the style of writing -- interesting takes on Ecuador and its people. and of course we learn about the panama hat! Read full review

Review: The Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America

User Review  - Mark Jamison - Goodreads

Not sure this book would resonate much with someone who hasn't been or isn't planning to go to Ecuador, but I read most of it in a sleepy little town in the Andes mountains in Ecuador where I'll be ... Read full review

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Miller reports about conflict and culture in the American Southwest and Latin America. He has lectured often about the border in United States and Mexico, and he has taught writing to students from grade school to college in both countries.

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