Breakfast with Buddha

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,020 ratings

Breakfast with Buddha Publisher's Summary

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world---and more important, his life---through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing. In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.

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  • Book 1

    • Breakfast with Buddha

    • A Novel
    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,071
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079

    When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a thoughtful and often hilarious journey

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-11

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Lunch with Buddha

    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 794
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723

    A novel about family, open-minded spirituality, and the American road, Lunch with Buddha accompanies the characters from Breakfast with Buddha as they move further along the path toward lasting peace of mind. Facing one of life's greatest emotional challenges, Otto Ringling takes comfort in a loving family and offbeat lessons from eccentric spiritual teacher Volya Rinpoche.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Breakfast!

    • By tha_fultonz on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Dinner with Buddha

    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708

    The author of Breakfast with Buddha brings his characteristic whimsy to a new novel about New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche, who embark on a road trip from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read---and more than once!

    • By Joy on 03-19-16

    Regular price: $24.49