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Snowboarding to Nirvana: A Novel

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  143 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
As our snowboarder continues his lessons of enlightenment with Master Fwap, he also encounters earthly love in the form of a beautiful and wise Danish woman. A paradox ensues and a mystery is set forth, the mystery of "the missing dimension." This mystery must be understood and solved before our snowboarder can comprehend the next levels of Buddhistic lessons. Along the wa ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 28th 1997)
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Samantha
Jun 17, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
As a Buddhist and a big snowboarding fan, this tiny book caught my eye on a shelf at the library. This is the second part in a series, so I ended up reading the first part (Surfing the Himalayas) before this one. The style of writing is similar; it's more of a collection of religious teachings than a story of adventurous snowboarding and action. I did find this book to be more eventful than the first, though. The author takes you on a journey through the Himalayan mountains, but it's mostly a jo ...more
Dheeraj Remella
Jun 02, 2014 Dheeraj Remella rated it it was amazing
Great story telling. Very practical methodology for meditation described in the later chapters.
Carol
Jul 12, 2015 Carol rated it liked it
Loved this book
Russell
Jul 31, 2007 Russell rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like snowboarding, skiing, Buddhism
I listened to this book on tape. It was entertaining; some of the imagery was beautiful and marvelous. Some of the ideas about space/time travel are silly, but c'mon you're reading a book called Snowboarding to Nirvana. It's a novel about a young man trying to find his way in the world.
Jennifer
Aug 15, 2007 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Another fun read.

I can't give it any less than 5 stars, but I am biased because the author was such an amazing person. It contains the first sex scenes he's ever tried to write and he said he actually felt a little embarrassed when he first started writing that part. Charming.
Katie Ulrich
Aug 16, 2007 Katie Ulrich rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to be bored
This book had seemingly no plot, and just went on and on about trancendental budhism. Trancendental budhism in and of itself, could be an interesting topic but not when it is ensconced in some plotless garble. The fact that snowboarding could be made boring, astounded me.
Summer Bock, Holistic Nutrition & Herbs
My mother recommended this book to me. Another one of THOSE stories where a guy gets this amazing opportunity to run around the world and live his dreams. No worries. Nothing. Just snow, sex, and enlightenment. I'm mildly cynical.
Raymond Mauro
Jan 23, 2012 Raymond Mauro rated it liked it
Read this book years ago before marriage and triplets. A time when snowboarding was the main focus and at that time the book was relevant. I'm reading it again to compare my thoughts now ten years later.
Madonna Analla
Dec 29, 2012 Madonna Analla rated it it was amazing
Great stories and I liked how the monks explained how different cultures dance to meditate and worship. I also liked guessing what part of his account was fiction
Holly
Jul 17, 2012 Holly rated it it was ok
I had high expectations, but the artfulness of the writing really disappointed. I learned a lot about Buddhism by reading it though, and that made it worth my time.
Virginia
Mar 15, 2008 Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
read this when I was living in Jackson, being a ski bum and really enjoyed it... may not enjoy it some much now... but it was fun then.
Robert C.
Oct 20, 2012 Robert C. rated it really liked it
Nice introduction to Buddhism wrapped up in a schmaltzy story. Very enjoyable enlightening escapism.
Genevieve
Amazing!!! This book open's one's soul.
Diana
Feb 20, 2012 Diana rated it liked it
Far out way to enlightenment
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