Buddahland Brooklyn Richard C. Morais

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Buddahland Brooklyn  by  Richard C. Morais

Buddahland Brooklyn by Richard C. Morais
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‘The life of a man is like a ball in the river’So reflects the elderly Buddhist priest Seido Oda as he considers the life that brought him from an idyllic mountainside village in Japan to the bustling streets of Brooklyn, New York.Oda’s boyhood isMore‘The life of a man is like a ball in the river’So reflects the elderly Buddhist priest Seido Oda as he considers the life that brought him from an idyllic mountainside village in Japan to the bustling streets of Brooklyn, New York.Oda’s boyhood is spent fishing in clear mountainstreams, picking plums, and helping his parentsrun the family’s village inn on the slopes of MountNagata.

But at age eleven, his parents hand him overto the monks at the nearby Buddhist monastery.Separated from his family and deeply lonely, theacolyte adjusts to monastic life by devoting himselfto painting, poetry and prayer—and avoidinghuman contact. This safe and quiet existence isunexpectedly upended, however, when he reachesmiddle age and is ordered by his superior to open atemple in Brooklyn.New York is a shock to the introverted ReverendOda, who must spiritually lead the ragtag army ofeccentric New York Buddhists.

This motley crewand their misguided practices provide for a host ofhilarious cultural misunderstandings and mishaps.But when tragedy strikes, Oda’s rigid worldview isshattered, and he finally understands his own longburiedsadness and personal shortcomings. It is onlywhen he comes to appreciate the Americans, flawsand all, that Oda finds in Brooklyn the home he hasalways sought.Lively and vivid, Buddhaland Brooklyn is a meditation on the meaning and rewards of true acceptance.



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