Shopping for Buddhas

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Lonely Planet Publications, 1996 - Travel - 198 pages
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There was a need for non-attachment, to be sure; but also a prerequisite of knife-like resolve. Here in this exotic land, we were compelled to raise the art of shopping to an experience that was, on the other hand, tinged with desperation, like shopping at Macy's during a one-day-only White Sale.

Shopping for Buddhasis Jeff Greenwald's story of his obsessive search for the perfect Buddha statue. In the backstreets of Kathmandu, he discovers more than he bargained for...and his souvenir-hunting turns into an ironic metaphor for the clash between spiritual riches and material greed. Politics, religion and serious shopping collide in Jeff Greenwald's witty, thought-provoking account of his experiences in Nepal.

Jeff Greenwald is the author of the best-selling travelogue The Size of the World.

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User Review  - Dan Tasse - Goodreads

He hung around in Kathmandu for a while. He went shopping for a perfect Buddha statue. He did some things and thought some things. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, this is worth a read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynn Cao - Goodreads

I bought Shopping for Buddhas while I was in Nepal. Thought it was humourous but a bit strange towards the end. The story is principally about the author's spiritual journey as he searches for the ... Read full review


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