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Meditation in Combat: A Soldier's Spiritual Journey in Iraq

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A Soldier's Spiritual Journey in Iraq

"Amid the chaos and horror of war, this soldier has discovered a profound truth: if we want suffering to lessen, the first step is learning that keeping the cycle of aggression going doesn't help."--Pema Chödrön, Practicing Peace in Times of War

"Sergeant Kendel has shown great conviction while faced with the brutality of human aggression, constantly using compassion and a meditative mind. He was therefore on the front line of applying contemplative discipline. This book reveals that extraordinary journey."--Sakyong Mipham, Turning the Mind into an Ally

Sergeant Paul Kendel, deployed to Iraq in 2005 with the 48th Infantry Brigade of the Georgia National Guard, will read from and sign copies of his book Walking the Tiger's Path.

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear Paul talk in person about his experiences of applying meditation principles in a combat zone.

His memoir Walking the Tiger’s Path: A Soldier’s Spiritual Journey in Iraq was published in 2011. Copies will be available for sale and signing.

Donations invited to support Paul's book tour and/or the Veteran's Peace of Mind Project. This project is a secular meditation program for combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, being developed by the Ratna Peace Initiative.

For more information and images visit Paul's website: