The Quiet Mind is a classic (and true) story of a spiritual odyssey. John Coleman, a CIA agent in Asia in the 1950's, is forced to resign when his cover is blown. He embarks on a vigorous pursuit of a different sort: a quest for spiritual truth.
Coleman travels through India, Burma, Japan and Thailand and encounters such legendary teachers as Krishnamurti, Maharishi, D.T. Suzuki and Sayagyi U Ba Khin. His search for peace of mind and liberating insights comes to fruition in Yangon (Rangoon) under the tutelage of the great Vipassana meditation master U Ba Khin.
First published in 1970, The Quiet Mind has been out of print for many years; this new edition will be welcomed by a new generation of seekers and those already familiar with it.
"A Path With A Heart For many years now a respected vipassana teacher, John Coleman's story is a classic—and a good read!" - Jack Kornfield, teacher and author
"A fascinating glimpse of the path of a spiritual seeker who had both the yearning and the discipline to practice." - Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey, authors, Living in Balance