Inspired by the teachings of Buddha, the 42 contemporary short stories in Buddha in a Teacup will inspire and entertain modern-day readers, non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. Each tale presents a key moment in the human comedy when people are presented with opportunities to move beyond fear and doubt into healthier and more meaningful relationships with themselves and each other.Some of the stories are humorous, some sad, some erotic, some enigmatic; all are linked by themes of compassion, honesty, forgiveness, generosity, mindfulness, and love. Tea plays a cameo role in these stories - tea and Buddhism have been inextricably bound since Buddhism first came to China 2,000 years ago. Buddha in a Teacup offers the reader/listener emotional as well as intellectual avenues for considering the fundamental questions: what are we doing here and how can we feel better about ourselves and our interactions with our fellow beings?More
"Such subtle, delicate, and beautiful stories, reminiscent of the best haiku poetry - each a thought-provoking gem." (Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs)
"I am much taken by the beauty and abundance of these elegant, sharply-etched epiphanies. The Buddha spirit walks through these stories like a grand master passing from board to board in a hall of stalemates, resolving each one." (William Carpenter, author of Rain and The Hours of Morning)
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One A Day
I'm not quite finished with this book yet. I find that rather than listening straight through, I like to listen to one or two stories, and then stop for awhile so I can think about them. Todd Walton has a pleasant voice. I am very glad I purchased this book.
- T. Arcangel