Paul Breiter's Biography "One Monk, Many Masters" Made Available Again

About Breiter's Life as a Monk, Buddhism and His Search for Enlightenment
By: Cosimo Books
NEW YORK - Dec. 12, 2017 - PRLog -- In 1969, Paul Breiter was among the throngs of disaffected youth who traveled to the exotic East, seeking to escape the cultural and spiritual upheavals at home. He traveled first to India, thinking that indulging the senses would be his means of finding God. Instead, he found himself at a monastery in Thailand, taking the precepts of a Buddhist monk. He would spend the next seven years in robes, not indulging the senses, but depriving them.

One Monk, Many Masters: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Traveler (Cosimo Books, New York) is an account of Breiter's life as a monk and his ongoing search for enlightenment after leaving the monastic robes. Breiter's spiritual wanderings weave through the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions under such great teachers as Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Kobun Chino, Lama Gonpo, and the 16th Karmapa. After being out of print for a number of years, Cosimo Books is proud to make Paul Breiter's biography available again.

Some comments about One Monk, Many Masters:

"Breiter's knack for unadorned observation takes the reader on a worthwhile trek through modern Buddhism as journeyed by a Western layman turned monk and back again."

—Sakula Mary Reinard, Spiritual Director, Portland Friends of the Dhamma

"Breiter's experience with Buddhist teachers, expressed in this book with honesty and insight, is a pleasure to read."

–Angie (Zuiko Enji) Boissevain

One Monk, Many Masters is an intriguing read for those interested in Buddhism, Eastern Philosophy and biographies about a spiritual search.


PAUL BREITER was born in Brooklyn in 1948. In 1970, he became ordained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, where he met Ajahn Chah and became his student. After disrobing in 1977, Breiter returned to the US and continued Buddhist study with masters in the states. Breiter's other books include Venerable Father: A Life with Ajahn Chah (from Paraview Special Editions), A Still Forest Pool, Being Dharma, and Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away.

ONE MONK, MANY MASTERS: The Wanderings of a Simple Buddhist Traveler

Cosimo Books, Fall 2017
Religion and Spirituality, Biography
ISBN: 9781945934117
PB, 266 pages, $16.99/GBP13.99/EUR15.99 Also available as eBook


COSIMO BOOKS publishes titles by experts, academics, journalists, and visionaries on topics including Public Affairs, Socially Responsible Business and Personal Development. Cosimo Books, based in New York, is an imprint of Cosimo, Inc., a specialty publisher of books and publications that inspire, inform and engage readers. Cosimo's mission is to create a smart and sustainable society by connecting people with valuable ideas.

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