Buddha in a Teacup (Paperback)

Contemporary Dharma Tales

By Todd Walton

Soft Skull Press, 9781593766313, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

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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.

About the Author

Todd Walton is the author of the novels Inside Moves, Forgotten Impulses, Louie & Women, Night Train and Under the Table Books. His non-fiction 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 called Ida's Place.