The Accidental Buddhist by Dinty W. Moore
Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still

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THE ACCIDENTAL BUDDHIST is the funny, provocative story of how Dinty Moore went looking for the faith he'd lost in what might seem the most unlikely of places: the ancient Eastern tradition of Buddhism. Moore demystifies and explains the contradictions and concepts of this most mystic-seeming of religious traditions. This plain-spoken, insightful look at the dharma in America will fascinate anyone curious about the wisdom of other cultures and other religions. "Sure of foot in complex terrain, and packing a blessedly down-to-earth sense of humor, Dinty Moore is the perfect scout for the new frontiers of American Buddhism."--Rodger Kamenetz, author of THE JEW IN THE LOTUS and STALKING ELIJAH.

 

About Dinty W. Moore

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Dinty W. Moore has worked as a documentary filmmaker, professional modern dancer, wire service journalist, and college creative writing professor. He has published fiction and poetry in numerous literary magazines and was awarded a 1992 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction Writing. He is the author of one book of nonfiction, The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth About Internet Culture. He lives with his wife and daughter in State College, Pennsylvannia.
 
Published January 10, 1997 by Algonquin Books. 219 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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 A self-absorbed but still instructive trek through the many varieties of American Buddhism.

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Moore (The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth About Internet Culture) offers a lighthearted account of how, in 1995, he set out to find out why Buddhism seemed to be taking America by storm.

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