Words out of Silence: 60 Days in Solitude by Bok (Author)


No TV, no cell phone, no social media, no family or friends. Just alone in silence for sixty days. Written from a small cabin in the mountains above Santa Cruz, California, Bok’s diary recounts his retreat into solitude and his search for a return to the simplicity of pure being. Without distraction, he has no choice but to face whatever comes – whether it’s the incessant chatter of the mind, the arising of overwhelming emotions, or the simple observations of running water and birdsong.

We say it’s Bok’s diary, but he draws us in so intimately that these sixty days become our own. Through this intense and immersive process, both for Bok and the reader, a deeper place is found within, a place of stillness and well being. You may be surprised what Bok finds, or more importantly, what he doesn’t find. Alexandra Burda’s illustrations are a perfect compliment to the sparseness, sensitivity and beauty of the text.


After a series of extraordinary experiences in his 20’s, Bok set out to find a teacher. Feeling right at home in the Ramana Maharshi tradition, Bok first discovered Catherine Ingram, then Byron Katie, and finally Adyashanti, whom he now considers his main teacher. Bok works as an artist – writer, landscape architect, filmmaker – and also loves to share his gathered understanding with students deeply interested in knowing their own true nature. He maintains a robust teaching practice in Los Angeles, California. Bok has also been deeply influenced by Jean Klein, Douglas Harding, and Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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