The Jew In The Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India

Paperback | August 21, 2007

byRodger Kamenetz

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While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way he encounters Ram Dass and Richard Gere, and dialogues with leading rabbis and Jewish thinkers, including Zalman Schacter, Yitz and Blue Greenberg, and a host of religious and disaffected Jews and Jewish Buddhists.

This amazing journey through Tibetan Buddhism and Judaism leads Kamenetz to a renewed appreciation of his living Jewish roots.

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While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way he encounters Ram Dass and Richard Gere, and dialogues with leading rabbis and Jewish thinkers,...

Roger Kamenetz wrote the landmark international bestseller, The Jew in the Lotus, and the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Stalking Eljah. He is a Louisiana State University Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies and a certified dream therapist. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, fiction writer Moira Cron...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:August 21, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Jew in the Lotus- A Fascinating Read! Recently, I discovered the book The Jew in the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz. As a long time practitioner of Buddhism and a practicing Christian, I was inspired by the author's commitment to explore the spiritual intersections which the practices of Tibetan Buddhism had with a spiritual tradition like Judaism. It has inspired me to keep integrating my spiritual traditions of Christianity and Buddhism.
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“A feast of truth sharing, self-examination of lineage, humor, and good will.”