Dinner with Buddha

  • by Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by Sean Runnette
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The author of Breakfast with Buddha brings his characteristic whimsy to a new novel about New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche, who embark on a road trip from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip.
What prompts the trip is Otto's recently altered life, having lost first his wife then his job, and then seeing both his children leave home for lives of their own. With Rinpoche's guidance, he hopes to find a new meaning in his life and a new direction. But what begins as a quietly contemplative journey becomes much more as the two men travel through the heart of the American Midwest, witnessing the decimated lives of so many American natives and giving Otto new perspective on the trials he is experiencing in his own life.
Along with these inner awakenings for Otto, there is also a very real hint of menace in the novel, as men show up who may be looking to make sure that the world never knows of the existence of Shelsa, the eight-year-old daughter of Rinpoche and Otto's sister, Cecilia. Shelsa has consistently shown that she has the markings and the instincts of a spiritual leader, leading to speculation that she may be the new Dalai Lama.

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Too soon?

Is it wrong to write a review before hearing the book? Probably. But, I am over the moon happy that this series is back. Without a doubt, i recommend these books more than any other. The narration is fantastic, and the content is beautiful, informative, challenging, and wonderful. Of course, I know I need to hear this edition, but I'll be sad when its over.
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- Todd

So light hearted and deeply felt..

What a pleasant series...I can't wait for the next, assuming there will be one. Thank you. The reader feels like a friend or a family member feeling me the story. He does an amazing job!!
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- Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2015
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books