Jim Ringel describes his book 49 Buddhas: Lama Rinzen in the Hell Realm as a crime mystery wrapped inside a Buddhist mystery. I also see it as how one Buddhist (Jim), expresses his appreciation and understanding of his Buddhist tradition through the creative expression of his writing.
A lesson in Tibetan Buddhism wrapped inside a compelling story. And in that story, we see how challenging it is to be a human. Even if this is the optimal rebirth, and even if you are a Tibetan Lama, none of this is easy. In my time with Jim, and in my time with his character Lama Rinzen, many thoughts have surfaced. What to focus on? I have done my best to share with you what resonates with me, and why.
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You can also purchase 49 Buddhas: Lama Rinzen in the Hell Realm on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999539809/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_AmM2AbSM71PDP