“As my father describes it, encountering his daughter en route to self-asphyxiation was enough to startle him to his senses. The next day, he moved out of the apartment and into a closet-sized studio at the Zen Center, deciding that Buddhism would be his salvation. He participated in the sesshins held there, extended periods of intense meditation and sutra services headed by the roshi, and by the time our mother filed the divorce papers he had become a monk….” NovelistRebecca Donner tells the truth on Killing the Buddha.