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Book Title: Hidden Buddha: Lama Rinzen in the Hungry Ghost Realm by Jim Ringel
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 298 pages
Genre: Mystery, Literary
Publisher: Black Bee Publishing
Release date: October 2022
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA & Canada), and ebook (PDF)
Tour dates: Oct 18 to Nov 7, 2022
Content Rating: PG+M due a section focusing on a woman's miscarriage of her fetus.
Between classic scenes of deduction, complex layers of truth and reality, and skillful red herrings, Ringel freshens up the tropes of mysteries. - BookLife Reviews (Editor’s Pick)
Ringel’s prose creates a delightfully unnerving atmosphere… readers are likely to find themselves carried along by the mood and mystery alone. - Kirkus Reviews
… a most enjoyable and engaging mystery. I urge you to take this wild adventure with the seductive lama. - Roshi Gerry Shishin Wick, Spiritual Director, Great Mountain Zen Center, Berthoud, CO
In Hidden Buddha Lama Rinzen finds herself reborn as a doctor into the Hungry Ghost Realm in a haunted hospital on Colorado’s eastern plains.
It’s an unfriendly place. The patients do not respect her, the staff ignores her, and there’s rumors of ghosts in the hospital.
Rinzen is afraid of ghosts. She is not even sure they truly exist. Instead she focuses on learning the Hungry Ghost Realm’s lesson about what the Buddha means when he talks about emptiness. If she can only learn that she will escape the hospital and progress along her path to enlightenment.
But nine-year-old patient Claudia says the ghosts are real, and that they are here to trap Rinzen so she might never learn and never escape the hospital. Not in this lifetime, and not in any future lifetimes either.
How can the lama learn without seeing the things she denies?
Maybe that’s what the Buddha means when he talks about emptiness. These little bits of ourselves we keep suppressed and hidden and never admit to?
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Meet the Author:
Jim Ringel is an unconventional Buddhist who writes the Lama Rinzen mysteries as part of his own spiritual path.
Each book in the series finds the lama reborn into one of the six Buddhist Realms on a search for deeper understanding along the path toward Nirvana.
Jim practices Zen, skis, hikes, bikes, and visits brew pubs throughout Colorado seeking the Buddha in everyday life.
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