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Shopping for Buddhas (Lonely Planet Journeys)

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There was a need for non-attachment, to be sure; but also a prerequisite of knife-like resolve. Here in this exotic land, we were compelled to raise the art of shopping to an experience that was, on the other hand, tinged with desperation, like shopping at Macy's during a one-day-only White Sale.

Shopping for Buddhas is Jeff Greenwald's story of his obsessive search for the perfect Buddha statue. In the backstreets of Kathmandu, he discovers more than he bargained for...and his souvenir-hunting turns into an ironic metaphor for the clash between spiritual riches and material greed. Politics, religion and serious shopping collide in Jeff Greenwald's witty, thought-provoking account of his experiences in Nepal.

Jeff Greenwald is the author of the best-selling travelogue The Size of the World.

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Shopping for Buddha by bestselling author Jeff Greenwald is the story of his obsessive search for the perfect Buddha statue. In the back streets of Katmandu, he discovers more than he bargained for--and his souvenir-hunting turns into an ironic metaphor for the clash between spiritual riches and material greed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780864424716
Author:
Greenwald, Jeff
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Hawthorn, vic. ;
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Asia - Far East
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Himalaya Mountains Region
Subject:
Himalaya Mountains Region Religion.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Series Volume:
236
Publication Date:
19960901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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"Synopsis" by , Shopping for Buddha by bestselling author Jeff Greenwald is the story of his obsessive search for the perfect Buddha statue. In the back streets of Katmandu, he discovers more than he bargained for--and his souvenir-hunting turns into an ironic metaphor for the clash between spiritual riches and material greed.
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