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Published on September 29th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh


Book Club Recap: The Buddha Walks into a Bar

Our discussion of The Buddha Walks into a Bar was awesome. I want to say thank you to everyone who joined, and send a special shout out to the book’s author, Lodro Rinzler, for joining us and answering all of our questions. There were a few of us who couldn’t attend the discussion, so I pulled out some of the best moments and posted them below.

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*Quotes are paraphrased

Taking Meditation Off The Cushion

“When you actually slow down enough to say what’s changed here, you start to notice little moments throughout your day where you were more present or went out of your way to be kind to someone else. And that just manifests. And because it is so subtle you don’t always attribute it to your meditation practice.  It’s not like you graduate to another level. It’s a natural progression in the path.”

Meditation and a Salsa Jar


Be the Starbucks of Meditation

“We went through the physical fitness movement and how it got support from the government and integrated into schools and at a certain point it hit a tipping point where it was generally accepted that you should work out as a routine way to take care of yourself. We’ll see this with mindfulness meditation.”

If you enjoyed the book or the videos and want more, you should do 3 things:

1. Follow Lodro on Twitter
2. Check out his non-profit, The Institute for Compassionate Leadership
3. (Pre)order his next book, Walk Like a Buddha

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3 Responses to Book Club Recap: The Buddha Walks into a Bar

  1. Ivan Tse says:

    Here’s a shout out to the Salsa Jar! :)

  2. Meredith Walsh says:

    That was such a great conversation! So glad I got to meet the author.

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