The Buddha in a Box (Novelty book)

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The all-compassionate one finds a beautiful home in this portable shrine, illustrated hardcover, and meditation tool all in one. The book, which slides into the box to make an elegant backdrop for a statue of seated Buddha, tells the story of Prince Gautama, from the prediction of his destiny at birth through his encounter with the Four Sights to his enlightenment and the education of his first students. Illustrated with art from Japan, China, and India, the book also relates a brief history of Buddhism and includes sutras, mantras, and prayers. Buddha in a Box makes a handsome mini-shrine for prayer and meditation practices, an ideal travel companion, and a thoughtful and practical gift for anyone interested in Buddhism.

About the Author

Manuela Dunn Mascetti is the author of Saints: The Chosen Few, Goddess, A Box of Zen, Christian Mysticism, and many other books. Born in the United Kingdom, today she lives in Northern California.

Praise For…

We accept the graceful falling
Of mountain cherry blossoms,
But it is much harder for us
To fall away from our own
Attachment to the world. Mountain Falling Flowers, sutra by Buddhist Nun Rengetsu-

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811819503
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 1999
Pages: 96

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