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Buddha in a Teacup: Tales of Enlightenment

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Inspired by the teachings of the Buddha, these forty-two contemporary short stories will uplift and inspire modern-day readers, who needn't have interest in Buddhist spiritual practice nor be familiar with Buddhist jargon to derive full enjoyment from reading them. The tales express universal human predicaments and challenges that transcend any particular philosophical or ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Lost Coast Press
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Craig Delarge
Feb 14, 2011 Craig Delarge rated it really liked it
Great collection of short stories with Buddhist, though modern, themes that are delightful, instructive and thought provoking.
Gary
Oct 15, 2013 Gary rated it it was ok
Shelves: general-fiction
It certainly wasn't a bad book. The stories were well-written and fit well under the "Buddha" umbrella suggested by the title. My "okay" rating is based on just not being my kind of stories. The "Teacup" part of the title was rarely invoked, despite blurbs from noted tea experts. I also tend to prefer my stories to either make the moral obvious or not have one. In true Zen fashion, I suppose I should have pondered each story deeply after reading it to divine the hidden lesson. Unfortunately, ...more
Elizabeth Church
Jun 18, 2013 Elizabeth Church rated it it was amazing
Read it cover to cover, seemingly enraptured, standing in a Barnes and Noble all while my tea stayed hot. It's a quick read, but one I enjoy frequenting. It never ceases to make me pause, reflect, and learn something new. It's one of my "go to" book for inspiration, perspective, and inner reflection.
Michele Karmartsang
Jan 04, 2016 Michele Karmartsang rated it it was ok
I didn't finish it. It's a series of short stories that are supposed to be about Buddhism, but I think I quit when I read the stalking a homeless monk story. Very Western and too far of a jump for me.
Claire
Dec 25, 2008 Claire rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Claire by: Joel Mikesell of Cypress House
Shelves: grownup-books
Snippets. Little stories. Subtitled: Tales of Enlightenment. Some heartwarming, some stopped me cold, others brought me to tears.
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