Buddha in a Teacup
Tales of Enlightenment
Winner of the 2009 National Indie Award For Excellence In Short Story Fiction
This elegant casebound edition of forty-two contemporary short stories, each springing from Buddhist dharma, has drawn a passionate and enthusiastic response from readers and booksellers who know it. Some of these tales springing from the Buddhist dharma are humorous, some sad, some erotic, some mysterious—linked and balanced by themes of mindfulness, compassion, and generosity. The reader need not be a Buddhist to fully appreciate and enjoy these universal tales.
“It is truly wonderful to find stories such as these, with their subtlety, delicacy, and beauty, reminiscent of the best haiku poetry—each one a thought-provoking gem.”
— Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
“Todd Walton’s quietly told tales fill me with joy. How glad I am to share the world with such an amazing spirit and gifted writer!”
— James Norwood Pratt, author of The New Tea Lover’s Treasury
“The Buddha spirit walks through these stories like a grand master passing from board to board in a hall of stalemates, resolving every one.”
— William Carpenter, author of Rain and The Hours of Morning
2008, 196 pages, 5.5" x 7.5", handsome casebound edition, 1 black & white photograph.
Published by Under the Table Books.
ISBN 978-1-882897-95-7 hardcover