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Heather Lyn Mann discusses "Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope"

Heather Lyn Mann was a battle weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoveries life threatening storms, the boredom of isolation, societies on the brink of extinction, sinking ships, colorful Caribbean characters, near collisions, a pirate scare, and more. Throughout, the ocean becomes Mann s teacher, transforming her with uncompromising lessons on how to harmonize with natural order, the exact moments and ways to let in fearlessness, resilience, happiness, impermanence, balance, compassion, skillful action, and beginner s mind. 

Her suspenseful, sometimes hilarious, and always heart warming journey of body and mind, shaped by ancient Buddhist teachings, entertains as it charts reality s depths and danger zones so arm chair adventurers, spiritual seekers, and the climate concerned can navigate tumultuous waters and arrive together on the shore of planetary well being.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
38 S Snelling Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941529300
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Parallax Press - November 8th, 2016