Buddha in a Teacup: Contemporary Dharma Tales by Todd Walton

By Todd Walton

The forty-two brief stories that contain Buddha In A Teacup are set in modern the United States, rather than in the past China or India. each one parable springs from the author’s meditations on basic elements of Buddhist dharma as these educating practice to the realm this present day. a few of the stories are funny, a few unhappy, a few erotic, a few mysterious—all associated and balanced via topics of mindfulness, compassion, generosity, kindness and love. The reader don't need to be a Buddhist or recognize whatever approximately Buddhism to totally have fun with and revel in those common stories of the human situation.

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Who knows what they’ll do when they see your turban and your . . ” “I believe otherwise,” says Dipa, skipping to the double doors and pushing them open before Marvin can finish punching in the twelve-digit anti-theft combination on his remote auto manager pocket computer. “Jesus,” Marvin murmurs, whipping out his mobile phone and calling Mary. indd 31 31 12/1/15 10:06 PM She answers on the first ring. ” “We’re in Shotgun,” he says breathlessly. “He just went into the 12-Gauge. ” “Just so you know,” he whispers, putting a shoulder to the saloon door.

Jonah sits wearily on the edge of an armless chair. His breath is labored, his eyes barely open. “I will not be fine. I’m losing it, David. ” David flings the second blanket out over the bed—the bright yellow cloth billowing voluptuously before settling neatly atop the gray. “You’re recovering from a debilitating illness,” he says mechanically. “You are getting better. ” “That is a lie,” says Jonah, too weak to shake his head. “I almost fainted just now coming back from the bathroom.

Indd 49 49 12/1/15 10:06 PM “Tell me,” says Nathan, finding it difficult to focus. “You have a guest here named Stephanie Anders. I’m wondering . . ” “Oh, yes,” says the manager, nodding slowly. “She left this afternoon. indd 50 12/1/15 10:06 PM CHANGE W hat was her name? She modeled for him twice. The four paintings he made of her sold before the paint was dry. Something about her angularity—a hunger in her bones. Or was it the sorrow in her eyes—the first glimmering of old age? A gigantic face looms before him, startling him.

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