Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dinner with Buddha

Dinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo  344 pp.

This is the third book in the series about book editor Otto Ringling and his brother-in-law, the spiritual teacher Rinpoche Volya. This installment takes place several years later than Lunch with Buddha. Otto's wife has died of cancer and he is now unemployed and just floundering in his life. His daughter has begun living a the retreat center run by his sister, Seese and the Rinpoche. And their young daughter is growing up and seems to be of serious importance to the Buddhist world (think Dalai Lama-ish). Otto and the Rinpoche take off on another of their road trips to speaking engagements, odd small towns, casinos, and possibly in search of a new location for the retreat center. I enjoy this series. It is light, often funny, and yet has some serious spiritual chops to it. I wonder if the next one will be Nightcap with Buddha.

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