Sunday, July 12, 2009
Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
This was a suggestion from Mary Pat Murphy, my yoga teacher. It is a road trip book about a man named Otto Ringling, who travels to North Dakota to take care of his parents estate following their deaths in an auto accident. He had assumed his psychologically "interesting" sister would be making the trip with him, but she was busy investigating past lives of her clients. Instead, she sent her guru, Volvo Rinpoche, along for the ride. I found the book especially interesting because they visit Chagrin Falls and a few other Ohio sites on their cross country trip, which, of course, softens Otto and helps him see the landscape through new eyes.