Journey to the West: Devanath Thenabadu

Journeys sometimes have unexpected destinations.

A twenty-one-year-old man leaves his native Sri Lanka to figure out what to do with his life but loses his way in Paris until a romantic encounter opens his heart, leading to a spontaneous awakening. He then explores Eastern wisdom and moves to Montreal where he practices Buddhist meditation, but his experience of wakefulness in day-to-day life unleashes a Pandora’s Box of unresolved emotions resulting from early childhood trauma of which he was blissfully unaware. More travels and encounters with women propel him along his healing journey, which parallels his ongoing quest for permanent awakening.

It’s like Jack Kerouac meets Eckhart Tolle.


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