Book Launch – ‘The Sound of One Hand’ with Satyadasa

Friday 13th May 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Led by Satyasdasa in Conversation with Vajrashura

An In-Person Event

A Memoir

‘I’m just pretending to be a Buddhist. I’m only on this solitary retreat because I’ve heard it’s a good idea … successful people don’t need to meditate in damp huts … they go on proper holidays. I am not successful, ergo, here I am.’

Have you ever wondered about the path to becoming an ordained Buddhist in the world today? Negotiating the joys, the doubts, the ups and the downs can be complicated, especially when a disability and the support of a family are in the mix. All this and more are woven intogether with warmth, humour and striking honesty in Satyadasa’s newly published memoirs ‘The Sound of One Hand’.

The Sound of One Hand

Satyadasa was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2011 and teaches and leads retreats with the London Buddhist Centre. In addition to being a lawyer and health coach, Satyadasa is a Buddhist tutor at Eton College, and lives with his family in East London.

You can find out more and order the book on Satyadasa’s website.

Join Us

On this night at 7pm Satyadasa will be broadcasted live to launch his book with the Dublin Buddhist Centre Sangha. It is sure to be a fun and rich evening.

If you cannot make it in person then please join us on Zoom a little before 7pm.

Meeting ID: 895 8036 9181
Passcode: sound

“The Sound Of One Hand is a terrific read. Its energy jumps off the page. Particularly enjoyable is the author’s wonderful sense of humour, which he’s never afraid to turn on himself. Shining through it all is a deep feeling for life, for family, for companionship and for a spiritually meaningful life”
  – Vajrashura

“Satyadasa lays himself bare, revealing struggles, personal and spiritual that will be familiar to many of us, whilst also providing a truthful and inspiring account of a spiritual community as it matures. I hope this beautifully written and engaging book is widely read.”
  – Subhuti, author and Buddhist teacher.

“This is beautifully written. It cleverly weaves together the twin themes of disability and Buddhism, and does so with humour and humanity, with a great turn of phrase, and above all honesty. Satyadasa draws us into his world, and keeps us there very happily, enjoying his company.”
  – Helena Drysdale, author and journalist.

“…absolutely wonderful – there were times when I laughed out loud, it’s utterly delightful, very funny, touching, full of gorgeous details and wonderful characters. The way it plaits the different themes together is masterly.”
  – Mimi Khalvati, poet.

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