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Buddha in a TeacupBuddha in a Teacup

Tales of Enlightenment

Todd Walton

Narrated by Todd Walton

Book published by Lost Coast Press

Inspired by the teachings of Buddha, the 42 contemporary short stories in Buddha in a Teacup will inspire and entertain modern-day readers, non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. Each tale presents a key moment in the human comedy when people are presented with opportunities to move beyond fear and doubt into healthier and more meaningful relationships with themselves and each other.

Some of the stories are humorous, some sad, some erotic, some enigmatic; all are linked by themes of compassion, honesty, forgiveness, generosity, mindfulness, and love. Tea plays a cameo role in these stories - tea and Buddhism have been inextricably bound since Buddhism first came to China 2,000 years ago.

Buddha in a Teacup offers the reader/listener emotional as well as intellectual avenues for considering the fundamental questions: what are we doing here and how can we feel better about ourselves and our interactions with our fellow beings?

Todd Walton is the author of Louie and Women, Inside Moves, Forgotten Impulses, Ruby and Spear, Buddha in a Teacup, and other works of fiction. His books have been published by Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, Dutton, Bantam, and others. The film adaptation of Inside Moves won an Oscar nomination for its co-star and continues to attract fans. University Press Audiobooks publishes several titles by Todd Walton, including Inside Moves, Louie & Women, and Ruby and Spear.


“Such subtle, delicate, and beautiful stories, reminiscent of the best haiku poetry - each a thought-provoking gem.”

—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs

“I am much taken by the beauty and abundance of these elegant, sharply-etched epiphanies. The Buddha spirit walks through these stories like a grand master passing from board to board in a hall of stalemates, resolving each one. ”

—William Carpenter, author of Rain and The Hours of Morning

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