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The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

A Book that Changes Lives: Movie Tie-in Edition
Paperback Book
New World Library
April, 2006
$22.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This beloved contemporary teaching tale, now in a 20th anniversary edition with a new afterword and revisions by the author, is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world champion gymnast who journeys into realms of flesh and spirit, romance and terror, light and darkness, laughter and magic. Guided by a powerful, unpredictable old mentor named Socrates (whom Dan meets at the “Gas Station at Rainbow’s End”), he learns a way to maximize performance using a unique blend of Eastern philosophy and Western fitness to cultivate the true essence of a champion—the “way of the peaceful warrior.” Along the way he’s tempted by an elusive, playful woman named Joy, and led toward a final confrontation which will deliver or destroy him. In this book, Dan—and perceptive readers—will learn what it means to die—and live—as a warrior.

I’d passed through the gate; seen what there was to see; realized, high on a mountain, my true nature. Yet, like the old man who shouldered his burden and continued on his way, I knew that though everything had changed, nothing had changed.

I was still living an ordinary human life with ordinary human responsibilities. I would have to adapt myself to living a happy, useful life in a world which was offended by one who is no longer interested in any search or problem. An unreasonably happy man, I learned, can grate on people’s nerves! There were many occasions when I began to understand and even envy the monks who set up housekeeping in faraway caves. But I had been to my cave. My time for receiving was finished; now it was time for giving.

“Is it true? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s totally true in its ability to make you reflect on the deepest questions of life.” —Charles Tart, author of Living the Mindful Life



Among Dan Millman’s other books are Everyday Enlightenment and Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior.

Publisher’s Description: 

During his junior year at the University of California, while training to become a world-champion gymnast, Dan Millman met a powerful, 94-year-old mentor nicknamed Socrates. This elusive and unpredictable character altered Millmans life by teaching him an innovative approach to maximizing performance. Using a unique blend of Eastern philosophy and Western fitness, the author cultivated the true essence of a champion the "way of the peaceful warrior." Millmans first-person account of his odyssey into realms of mind, body, and spirit and the piercing and humorous truths he learned along the way has become an international bestseller. Now, for the first time since the books publication in 1980, Way of the Peaceful Warrior is available in hardcover, a beautiful collectors edition to celebrate the books 30th anniversary.

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