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'Peace Vigil' book signing Aug. 23 at Sheepish in Racine
Racine author and Zen teacher Anton Somlai will give a talk at Sheepish in Racine, WI at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 about his new book, "Peace Vigil – Living Without Hesitation."
Somlai, a peace teacher and student for 40 years, teaches how to quiet thinking so our natural peace energy can appear. "Peace Vigil" lays out a 108-day peace practice that uses concrete insights, teachings and homework assignments to help the reader on the peace path.
Somlai's appearance at Sheepish will include a brief talk, an exercise from the book and a chance to ask questions. Linda Somlai, also a master teacher at the Original Root Zen Center in Racine, will give a reading from "Peace Vigil." Copies of the book will be for sale at a special, discounted price.
Somlai's talk comes at an important time. Many people are facing stress and difficulties in their lives due to the struggling economy. Lost jobs, lack of access to health care and changes in society are placing stressors on our everyday lives. "Peace Vigil" offers a path out of this suffering.
"The greatest logic is to create a peaceful life that helps others," Somlai writes in Day 20 of "Peace Vigil."
"It is time to fearlessly wake up to the mind that insists peace is hopeless."
Dragon Mountain Press recently published "Peace Vigil" in 2009. DMP is a small press in Racine, Wis. dedicated to publishing books on peace, healing and helping.
Sheepish is a wonderful healing and wellness store located at 326 Main St. in Racine, Wis. They carry a huge variety of natural herbs, teas and medicines, contemplative supplies, stones, music and books, including all of Dragon Mountain Press's offerings.
About the Author
Anton M. Somlai is co-founder of the Original Root Zen Center (ORZC) in Racine, Wisconsin where he currently practices as a Zen Buddhist Master Teacher.
His previous books include: Human Cycles (2003), 49-Day Peace Retreat (2004), Finding Your Direction (2005) and Be The Way (2006).
He is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he is the Associate Director at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research.
He lives with his wife Linda Somlai, who also co-founded ORZC and is a Master Teacher at the Zen Center. They have two sons, five grandchildren and two cats.
About Peace Vigil
To learn more about Peace Vigil and Dragon Mountain Press, visit: www.dragonmountainpress.com
To learn more about the Original Root Zen Center in Racine, Wis., visit:
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Small press publisher specializing in books about peace and peace practices in everyday life. Our latest book is "Peace Vigil" by Anton M. Somlai, a Zen Buddhist teacher at the Original Root Zen Center in Racine, Wisconsin.