In his sequel to Breakfast with Buddha, Otto Ringling takes another spiritual road trip with his favorite Rinpoche. In Lunch with Buddha, Otto starts out as a reluctant chauffeur to his now (spoiler alert!) brother-in-law, Volya. And just as in the first road trip, Otto learns some simple Buddhist messages that help him through one of life’s greatest challenges. It’s a tough assignment to combine Buddhist teachings with pleasurable fiction but Roland Merullo has the knack and once again he shares his deep grasp of Buddhist principles with enjoyable, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking tales.
If you’re like me and need at least one non-fiction and one fiction book going at all times, these summer reading suggestions will keep you satisfied. Acupressure’s Potent Points, and Acupressure for Emotional Healing provide the reader with the basics to start
using acupressure as powerful compliment to other forms of healing. Each book starts with a short history of acupressure (acupuncture’s older sibling), along with tips for practical self-care, and then quickly delve into easy-to-follow routines to alleviate common ailments like migraine headaches, back pain, and anxiety. Each point has a specific name and location and is clearly illustrated, like LU-1, the “letting go” point, one that you will surely want to make a daily routine. These two volumes are appropriate for the life-long learner, or the health care practitioner looking to offer an easy stress reduction tool to patients.
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!