Day Breaks Over Dharamsala (2020)

Day Breaks Over Dharamsala Janet Thomas Day Breaks Over Dharamsala This gentle lyrical book starts out as an eye opening trip to Dharamsala But quickly we learn that the seemingly direct way the community of monks seekers beggars roof top monkeys and dogs interac
  • Title: Day Breaks Over Dharamsala
  • Author: Janet Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780615329215
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
Day Breaks Over Dharamsala Janet Thomas This gentle, lyrical book starts out as an eye opening trip to Dharamsala But quickly we learn that the seemingly direct way the community of monks, seekers, beggars, roof top monkeys and dogs interact with each other is soul opening It gives the author the space, the distance and the safety to circle her own deeply disturbing childhood memories At the center of the gyrThis gentle, lyrical book starts out as an eye opening trip to Dharamsala But quickly we learn that the seemingly direct way the community of monks, seekers, beggars, roof top monkeys and dogs interact with each other is soul opening It gives the author the space, the distance and the safety to circle her own deeply disturbing childhood memories At the center of the gyre, are fragmented images of a mattress in an attic room, visits to strange adults for horrific reasons, images of hospital rooms and distant parents For most of her life, Janet Thomas tells us, she has managed to present herself to the outside world as a well functioning single mother holding down a variety of jobs from government work to magazine editing She managed a movie theater, she played in a soccer league, she wrote successful plays, she had love affairs But internally she was dealing with a volcano of grief, sexual confusion and psychological damage This is a book for seekers who will find inspiration and, at the very least, profound insights from a complicated woman who is struggling to understand the damage done by childhood abuse not just on those who experience it but society as a whole.
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  1. Rebecca

    This is a deeply moving and powerful book about a life s healing journey The book is beautifully written juicy I d say and so painfully honest easy to relate to even if you or I haven t suffered similar traumas in childhood It took Janet 20 years to write this book and she finally found the way to write it when she went to Dharamsala I had the privilege of getting to know Janet better when I took a memoir writing workshop from her a few months ago She s as delightful in person as I experience he [...]

  2. Monty

    I can t tell you how wonderful this book was to read As its subtitle says, this story is a memoir of life lost and found It takes place during the author s trip to Dharamsala, India, a few years ago and where the Dali Lama has been living in exile since 1959 The presence of His Holiness is very much in the story, though he never actually appears I am so impressed by how the author weaves the story of this journey with her intensely complex and personal healing journey of recovery from ritual abu [...]

  3. Nadia

    I wish I could describe India half as well as Janet Her memoir is touching and moving And educational It s tough in parts, she says herself that her story is not an easy one, but the beauty weaves throughout makes it real And true And who doesn t want to read something true

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