The Sound of One Hand - The Sound of One Hand

The Sound of One Hand: A Buddhist life

For Satyadasa the Buddhist path has been fulfilling and often joyous, but also full of doubts and obstacles. What does it mean to be a Buddhist in the West in the twenty-first century? And is being born with one hand a curse – or a blessing? “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.”