The Jew in the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz

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While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way he encounters Ram Dass and Richard Gere, and dialogues with leading rabbis and Jewish thinkers, including Zalman Schacter, Yitz and Blue Greenberg, and a host of religious and disaffected Jews and Jewish Buddhists.

This amazing journey through Tibetan Buddhism and Judaism leads Kamenetz to a renewed appreciation of his living Jewish roots.


About Rodger Kamenetz

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Roger Kamenetz wrote the landmark international bestseller, The Jew in the Lotus, and the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Stalking Eljah. He is a Louisiana State University Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies and a certified dream therapist. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, fiction writer Moira Crone.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 322 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Travel, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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 A personal journey of Jewish spiritual renewal in dialogue with the Dalai Lama.

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"The jewel in the lotus" is a metaphorical image evoked in certain Buddhist chants, but the phrase turns into a comic but faintly discordant pun in the title of Rodger Kamenetz's book, "The Jew in the Lotus," a bit of wordplay intended to conjure up a dramatic but sometimes disturbing encounter b...

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Spirituality & Practice

On The Jew in the Lotus Rodger Kamenetz gives an engaging account of a historic rendezvous in 1990 between the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, and eight Jewish spokespersons.

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