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The Resource Dinner with Buddha : a novel, by Roland Merullo

Dinner with Buddha : a novel, by Roland Merullo

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Dinner with Buddha : a novel
Title
Dinner with Buddha
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Roland Merullo
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Language
eng
Summary
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 Otto's journey were pretty good. He felt he had it all until one day he didn't. Looking for answers, he calls on his enlightened brother-in-law, Volya Rinpoche, a wise man with Russian roots, a Tibetan heritage, and an international reputation as a spiritual teacher. The two men first got to know each other on a journey years before, during which they explored both the real and spiritual aspects of the world around them. Now Otto needs his brother-in-law's wisdom once more, and this time it turns out that Rinpoche himself is also looking for guidance. They embark on a road trip over highways and back roads across the middle of America, hoping to sort out what's troubling them. They encounter a diverse cast of characters along the way as they look for answers to life's mysteries. With its highs and lows, their trip is, of course, a metaphor for life's larger journey. But it is also a lesson in love and gratitude.The two travelers peer beneath the surface of things to seek a deeper purpose. Luckily, for them and for us, we never know what's waiting around the next bend in the road. "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
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Summary
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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Character
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10416681
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merullo, Roland
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Otto Ringling novels
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhists
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Dinner with Buddha : a novel, by Roland Merullo
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886493119
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781565129283
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886493119
Label
Dinner with Buddha : a novel, by Roland Merullo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886493119
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781565129283
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)886493119

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