Monk Yun Rou

marlene lopez

Daoist Monk Yun Rou (formerly Arthur Rosenfeld) received his academic background at Yale, Cornell, and the University of California. In 2012 he was ordained a Daoist monk at the Chun Yang (Pure Yang) Daoist Temple in Guangzhou, China, one of the first Westerners to be so honored. Fourteen of Yun Rou’s books have been published to critical acclaim. His most recent works are Tai Chi – The Perfect Exercise and YIN―A Love Story. YANG, a new novel of Chinese history. His other fiction and non-fiction titles include The Truth About Chronic Pain, National-Book-Award nominee A Cure for Gravity, and popular crime novels. He is the author of The Mad Monk Manifesto: A Prescription for Evolution, Revolution, and Global Awakening (Mango). Today, it’s easy to get outraged by world events, frustrated by our own personal battles, and disenfranchised from government and leadership. Born of moral indignation, informed by decades of study, and seasoned by a life of devoted self-cultivation, Monk Yun Rou’s Mad Monk Manifesto has the answers we’re looking for, organically cohering personal prescriptions and calls to social and political action in one powerful document.