Buddha in a Teacup

Contemporary Dharma Tales

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Paperback | 5.5 x 7.5, 192 Pages | ISBN 9781593766313

The forty-two short tales that comprise Buddha In A Teacup are set in contemporary America, as opposed to long ago China or India. Each parable springs from the author’s meditations on fundamental aspects of Buddhist dharma as those teaching apply to the world today. Some of the tales are humorous, some sad, some erotic, some mysterious — all linked and balanced by themes of mindfulness, compassion, generosity, kindness and love. The reader need not be a Buddhist or know anything about Buddhism to fully appreciate and enjoy these universal tales of the human condition.

Todd Walton’s quietly told tales fill me with joy. How glad I am to share the world with such an amazing spirit and gifted writer!

 
—James Norwood Pratt, author of The New Tea Lover’s Treasury
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It is truly wonderful to find stories such as these, with their subtlety, delicacy, and beauty, reminiscent of the   best haiku poetry — each one a thought-provoking gem.

 
—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of Tribe of Tiger, The Animal Wife, and The Old Way
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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 every one.

 
—William Carpenter, author of Rain and The Hours of Morning
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TODD WALTON is the author of the novels Inside MovesForgotten ImpulsesLouis & WomenNight Train, and Under the Table Books. HIs nonfiction work includes Open Body: Creating Your Own Yoga and The Writer’s Path, a book of Todd’s original writing exercises. In addition to his writing, he is a professional musician and pruner of fruit trees. His wife is the cellist Marcia Sloane. Their collaborative CDs are When Light Is Your Garden and So Not Jazz. Todd has also produced five CDs of solo piano music, notably Mystery Inventions and Incongroovity. He lives in Mendocino, California, and writes a weekly column for the Anderson Valley Advertiser and is currently at work on an epic seven-volume fictive work Ida’s Place.

 

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