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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User Review  - Roy Farol - Goodreads

This is not about the hat, but about the country and it's people and stories about it. I hate endings in a very good book. Read full review

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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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