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Dinner with Buddha

Fiction: General Fiction/ Visionary
Unabridged   10.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/02/2015

Dinner with Buddha

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622315789
Digital Download ISBN:9781622315796


In Roland Merullo's bestselling Breakfast with Buddha, everyman Otto Ringling and a visiting Mongolian monk named Volya Rinpoche set off across America on a road trip of spiritual discovery. The result, as the Boston Globe raved is "Enlightenment meets On the Road, in this witty, insightful novel."

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Product Description

Some eight years later, the world has spun a few times and what had been certainties in both those men's lives have proven fleeting. Otto, is facing the future alone after the death of his wife and the departure of his children to make their own lives, plus he has lost his job and along with it the last thing that grounded him and gave his life structure. For Rinpoche, the changes have been less daunting but nonetheless dramatic, as he wonders about the encroachment of both technology and daily society on the solitude and peace of his North Dakota retreat, and is forced to acknowledge that the likely appearance of a new Dalai Lama will have a direct impact on his life.

So Otto and Rinpoche take to the road, in search of their futures, traveling deep into the center of the country, visiting Indian reservations and blighted farming and mining towns, before venturing into the heart of Colorado's "new age" culture and finally ending up in the very non-spiritual Las Vegas where the answer to "What does the future hold?" may be found residing on the top floor of a very fancy gambling casino.

Dinner with Buddha is rich with humor and wise with insight as it follows the path of self-discovery undertaken by two intriguing men whose lives seem to be forever intertwined.

Author Bio

Roland Merullo is the author of a dozen novels, including Breakfast with Buddha, American Savior, and The Vatican Waltz, as well as several works of non-fiction, including a memoir and books on the joy of golfing. He lives with his wife and children in Massachusetts.