Rude Awakenings

Two Englishmen on Foot in Buddhism's Holy Land

Rude Awakenings

Foreword by: Stephen Batchelor
Half raucous adventure and half inspirational memoir, Rude Awakenings documents an unusual pilgrimage. Two very different men--life-loving naturalist Nick Scott and austere Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto--together spend six months retracing the Buddha's footsteps through India. Told alternately by Sucitto and Scott in their distinctive voices, this story blends self-effacing humor, philosophical explorations, drama, travel observations, and the occasional giant fruit bat. Rude Awakenings is a heady record of survival and spirituality set against the dramatic backdrop of one of India's most lawless regions.
  • Wisdom Publications | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780861714858 | 
  • December 2005

About the Authors

Nick Scott

Dr. Nick Scott is a botanist and ecologist who has worked most of his life in conversation. He lives in Chithurst, outside London.

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