Hidden Buddhas: A Novel of Karma and Chaos

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Stone Bridge Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Fiction - 396 pages
4 Reviews
A tale of love and decay, from centuries-old secrets to the end of the world
  

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User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

Interesting,loved the history & Zen messages, but the ending was sort of a let down. Read full review

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User Review  - Laurathelibrarian - Goodreads

This book is a lyrical three-part harmony of modern life, timeless Japanese nostalgia, and a glimpse of the Unmind/Mind. I loved it for its boldness and romance, flirting with a few of the BigQuestions of life and spirituality. Read full review

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Contents

The Hidden Path
11
PART ONE From Outside In
23
Waiting for Miroku
25
The Water Child
31
Mappō
40
Pachinko
46
Pilgrimage
56
Enlightenment
65
For the Fish
192
PART TWO From Inside Out
203
PacMan
205
Sakura
221
Squeamish about Smell
229
Paris
235
The Moss Temple
241
Guan Yin of Royal Ease
252

Nirvana
70
Syzygy
82
The Pillow Book
90
Drenched in Love
99
A Dog Is a Dog
116
Hall of Dreams
123
Karma
131
The Great Buddha
144
The Nails of Fate
151
Consciousness
169
Palaka
177
Perception
183
A Wake
264
Bees of Brittany
277
PART THREE Outside Does Not Exist Inside Does Not Exist
291
imode
293
Blowfish
315
Fear Not
334
Hannya
345
The New Year
360
The Miidera Bell
378
Miroku
391
Acknowledgments
398
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About the author (2009)

Anthropologist (PhD Stanford) and writer (Geisha, Tales of Murasaki) best known for having become the the only westerner ever to become a geisha. Her story was dramatized on US network TV. In 2004 served as geisha consultant to film of Arthur Golden's novel, Memoirs of a Geisha.

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