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Dinner with Buddha-logo

Dinner with Buddha

Roland Merullo

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.

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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

10h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:02:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:44