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Feb 25
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Meet the Author March 22, 7pm at SMCD!

Paul M. Kendel will talk about his book,

Walking the Tiger’s Path:

A Soldier’s Spiritual Journey in Iraq

THURSDAY MARCH 22 7 PM

 

About the Author

Paul M. Kendel’s (SSG Ret.) first experience with the current
“War on Terror” began with a deployment to Saudi Arabia
with the California National Guard following 9/11. In 2005,
the military deployed him to Iraq. He had been in Baghdad
only a short time before he felt besieged with doubts regarding
the U.S. presence in that region and saw little progress in
winning the hearts and minds’ of the Iraqi people as he
witnessed the hardships the American military placed
on their way of life.

Disillusioned with the aggression overwhelming some of the
members of his military unit and inspired by Sakyong Mipham’s
book Turning the Mind Into an Ally, he sent an email to
Shambhala International, who connected him with Margot
Neuman of the Ratna Peace Initiative (formerly Ratna Prison
Initiative.) They corresponded throughout his deployment, and
upon his return home, he deepened his involvement in the
Shambhala Community through programs with the
Sakyong Mipham, President Richard Reoch and Pema Chodron.

Following his return from combat in the spring of 2006, SSG Kendel
spent the next three years dealing with the end of his marriage,
the loss of his mother from cancer, and the friends who died in Iraq.
During this period, he delved deeply into the Shambhala Buddhist
teachings and the practice of meditation.

Read more at http://www.walkingthetigerspath.com

 

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