The Buddha Sat Right Here

Narrated by Jean Ann Douglass
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Pub Date 18 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 18 Jan 2022

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Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school. Together, they shouldered backpacks, walked away from their California life of all-night births, carpool schedules, and Cal Skate, and criss-crossed India and Nepal for eight months―a journey that led them to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the tree where the Buddha sat, and the arms of Amma the Divine Mother.

From the banks of the Ganges to the Himalayan roof of the world, this enthralling memoir is an unforgettable odyssey, a moving meditation on modern family life, and a spiritual quest, written with humor and honesty―and filled with love and awe.

Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was...


Advance Praise

“A chatty, animated American family pilgrimage that effectively conveys the author’s inward search for spiritual meaning.”―Kirkus Reviews

“Prepare to be inspired! What a gift to be invited along on this down-to-earth journey of enlightenment. . . Dena Moes's writing is magical, and Clarabel and Sophia’s contributions make this a multilayered and truly unique family memoir.”―Ariel Gore, author of The End of Eve, We Were Witches, and Hip Mama Survival Guide

“Written with clarity, insight, and enthusiasm, this remarkable story will have you rooting for the Moes family from the beginning. Part travelogue, part spiritual guide, and part family drama, this story of the adventure of a lifetime has all the ingredients of great literature. I have occasionally seen American families traveling through the labyrinth that is India with children and have wondered how they can possibly do it. Now I know.”―Daniel Veidlinger, Professor, Asian Religions, California State University, Chico

“A chatty, animated American family pilgrimage that effectively conveys the author’s inward search for spiritual meaning.”―Kirkus Reviews

“Prepare to be inspired! What a gift to be invited along on...


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781664990807
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
DURATION 10 Hours, 39 Minutes, 57 Seconds

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