Dinner with Buddha: a novel

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When Otto Ringling's life begins to come apart, he turns to his spiritual teacher brother-in-law for help, only to find that the wise man is in need of help himself, so the two try to sort out their lives by going on a road trip across middle America.
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Dinner with Buddha :a novel /Roland Merullo.
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His first fifty or so years were pretty good. He felt he had it all, until one day he didn't. Seeking understanding, he calls on Volya Rinpoche, a wise man and spiritual leader. A man who accepts the world as it comes to him, a man without pride or vanity. But Rinpoche, as it turns out, is experiencing his own time of doubt. In hopes of finding answers to life's mysteries, the two embark on a journey through America, an amusing and enlightening road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude., MWT11418184, MWT11689665, Made available through hoopla, Merullo, Roland,author., Merullo, Roland., Merullo, Rolandauthor, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., PS3563.E748D56 2015, Read by Sean Runnette., Road fiction., Runnette, Sean,narrator., Self-actualization (Psychology), TBX, TBXdistributor, The author of Breakfast with Buddha brings his characteristic whimsy to a new novel about New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche, who embark on a road trip from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip. What prompts the trip is Otto's recently altered life, having lost first his wife, then his job, and then seeing both his children leave home for lives of their own. With Rinpoche's guidance, he hopes to find a new meaning in his life, and a new direction. But what begins as a quietly contemplative journey becomes much more, as the two men travel through the heart of the American Midwest, witnessing the decimated lives of so many American natives and giving Otto new perspective on the trials he is experiencing in his own life. Along with these inner awakenings for Otto, there is also a very real hint of menace in the novel, as men show up who may be looking to make sure that the world never knows of the existence of Shelsa, the eight-year-old daughter of Rinpoche and Otto's sister, Cecilia. Shelsa has consistently shown that she has the markings and the instincts of a spiritual leader, leading to speculation that she may be the new Dalai Lama., TotalBooxdistributor, Unabridged., Vendor-supplied metadata, When Otto Ringling's life begins to come apart, he turns to his spiritual teacher brother-in-law for help, only to find that the wise man is in need of help himself, so the two try to sort out their lives by going on a road trip across middle America., [United States]:Algonquin Books ,2015., [United States]:HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books ,2015., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, eBook hoopla, eng, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/rcb_9781622315796_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/wrk_9781616205164_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, pcc, spoken wordspw, text, text file, texttxt, unmediated, volume, “We, like Otto, find our cynicism worn away by Rinpoche’s gentle instruction in the simple but terribly difficult art of letting go, living each moment to the fullest, seeing the sacred in the everyday . . . This brave, meditative author has carved a unique niche in American literature.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review   If life is a journey--with detours, paths from which to choose, and myriad roadblocks to overcome--then Otto Ringling is most certainly on the journey of a lifetime. The first fifty or so years of his journey were pretty good. He felt that he had it all, until one day he didn’t. Looking for answers, he calls on his brother-in-law, Volya Rinpoche, a wise man and spiritual leader. A man who accepts the world as it comes to him; a man without pride or vanity. Someone who, as it turns out, is experiencing his own time of doubt. So, in hopes of finding answers to life’s mysteries, the two embark on a journey through America, a road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude.   “Merullo offers keen insight into and intelligent assessments of modern American life, but it is his compassionate portrait of a grieving Otto in search of inner tranquility that is most affecting.” —Booklist   “Otto is such a full human, which is why we can empathize with his questions and immerse ourselves in his experiences. In the end, we are all humanized by the spiritual journey of Dinner with Buddha.” —Spirituality and Practice   “Merullo masterfully depicts the struggles of practicing mindfulness moment by moment . . . [The] novel is full of nuanced, thoughtful prose and is an immensely satisfying conclusion to the series.” —Publishers Weekly
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subject_facet Buddhists -- Fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical, General Fiction; Philosophy, Road fiction, Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction
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