What inspired you to write this story?
The exploration of meditation began very early in my life, when I was just fourteen. By the time I was 20 I was in a temple of one of the leaders of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Sakya Trizen, in Dehra Dun, in the north of India. Ten days of initiation there led to a three-month retreat of complete silence and meditation, up to 21 hours a day, which I accomplished.
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