In the same lyrical voice that met with such acclaim in Landscapes of Wonder, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano invites us to look upon the natural world with new eyes and to find the truths of the Buddha's teachings in our immediate experience. Attentive to the subtle power of language, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano choose his words in these essays with such artistry and care that Longing for Certainty resounds with sparkling, fluid clarity.
Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano has been referred to as "American Buddhism's Thoreau" (by no less than Bhikkhu Bodhi) and indeed, his ability to inspire his readers to discover the wonders of nature and the spiritual insights that they arouse is unsurpassed among modern Buddhist writers. Fans of his acclaimed Landscapes of Wonder, will find that Longing for Certainty moves into even deeper fields of reflection.
"American Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano reflects on familiar Buddhist topics: mindfulness, impermanence, causation, and other similar themes. This volume, however, sets itself apart as an unusually practical, philosophical, and graceful book, brimming with the stuff of everyday life, and elegantly laced with poetry. This is a volume to be treasured and re-read by Buddhists of all types and stages, as well as non-Buddhists who love nature and are curious about a path that winds toward home. Deep, and shining."