Breakfast With Buddha

Breakfast With Buddha

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger--and amuse himself--he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world--and more important, his life--through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2008
Edition: 1st paperback ed
ISBN: 9781565126596
1565126599
1565126165
9781565126169
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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QnVz
Aug 10, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful books I have read in a long time--the story, some of the description are absolutely radiating. I love the tenderness and spirituality. I love the way Merullo develped this story and the beauty that lies within in very much! What a sweet gift!

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gbohomegirl7
Apr 09, 2016

As a favor to his sister, a seemingly content man takes a "sort-of-Buddhist" monk on a trip across country but finds himself on a spiritual journey of his own. Interesting as well as amusing.

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BeckBe
Aug 17, 2012

A nicely written story of spiritual discovery couched in the guise of a road trip.

thart Oct 19, 2011

Book Club read (1/2011). It was a fun novel; but, not earth-shattering for me I think because I already read non-fiction that I think was more powerful about the Dalai Lama that I am convinced this author tried to turn into fiction with this novel. "The Art of Happiness" with Howard C. Cutler and the Dalai Lama is your non-fiction option for this. Although, if you want spiritual journey, mid-life crisis, and road trip in fiction form than this is your book :)

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Aug 10, 2016

"...I realized that he'd probably been using the redirecting of the river as a spiritual metaphor: Why not alter your life instead of changing its direction 180 degrees?' (Otto)

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Aug 10, 2016

"...If a man speaks or acts with eveil thought, pain follows him, just like the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the cart. If a person speaks or acts with pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves." (Rinpoche to Otto)

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