Recommended Reading

Dean Sluyter read the audiobook version of Dharma Road
and it sounded better when he read it than it sounded in my
own head when I wrote it.  He’s also a writer, and a very good
one.  He has a new book, Natural Meditation, coming out in
about a week.  If you can’t wait that long, hop on over to his
website (it’s here) and pick up a copy of one of his other fine
If it’s neo-noir fiction you’re after, here’s a treat.  Ray Ring’s
novel isn’t well known, but it’s one of my personal favorites.
It’s hotter than the Arizona sun.   The writing is tight, the
scenes stay with you, and the story is classic noir.  An Arizona
kiss, by the way, is a rattlesnake bite.  Hooked already, aren’t
you?  Go on over to Amazon (here) and snap up a copy while
they’re still around.
A while back, the nice people at Hampton Roads Publishing sent
me an email copy of The Monks and Me, by Mary Paterson.  It’s
anaccount of her stay at Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh’s
monastery in France.  I loved it.  I’m always in favor of bringing
Buddhism to everyday life and bringing life to Buddhism.  This
book does both with a nice touch of good humor.  You can find
it at Amazon, right here.  If you can’t make it to Plum Village this
year, this will make a nice substitute until you can.

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