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Author: Roland Merullo Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781622315796
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Eight years after the events of Breakfast with Buddha, inveterate skeptic Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche embark on another road trip of discovery. Otto's wife has died and his children are grown; Rinpoche thinks his gifted young dau Download and start listening now!


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  • “Otto is such a full human, which is why we can empathize with his questions and immerse ourselves in his experiences. In the end, we are all humanized by the spiritual journey of Dinner with Buddda.”

    Spirituality and Practice

  • “Diners, truck stops, Indian reservations, national landmarks, Las Vegas—all lead the duo down the road to both prayerful seeking and hilarious adventure…[and] lead readers on a thoughtful and memorable journey.”

    Shelf Awareness (starred review)

  • “With six unconventionally religious novels to date, this brave, meditative author has carved a unique niche in American literature.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Masterfully depicts the struggles of practicing mindfulness moment by moment…[The] novel is full of nuanced, thoughtful prose and is an immensely satisfying conclusion to the series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Merullo offers keen insight into and intelligent assessments of modern American life, but it is his compassionate portrait of a grieving Otto in search of inner tranquility that is most affecting.”


  • “Narrator Sean Runnette moves from the ‘very American’ New York book editor Otto Ringling to his polar opposite brother-in-law, Russian Buddhist monk Volya Rinpoche. Each man sounds unique, charming, and believable, with Rinpoche’s misunderstanding of American words and Ringling’s patient explanations adding both realism and humor.”


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About the Author

Roland Merullo is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen books, including Revere Beach Boulevard, Golfing with God, and Breakfast with Buddha. He has won numerous prizes, including the Massachusetts Book Award in both fiction and nonfiction. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications.

About the Narrator

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.