Lama Rinzen Mystery Series

by Jim Ringel

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About the Lama Rinzen Mystery Series

Winner! Book Fest 2018 Best Visionary Novel

The Buddha teaches us to see the world as it is, without the overlay of ego or prejudice.

Like how a detective sees a crime scene. With an open mind. Sniffing out clues. Avoiding delusions.

How do we open our minds? By learning the lessons the Six Realms of Buddhism teach us.

The Hell Realm teaches how to cope with confusion and anger.

The Hungry Ghost Realm how to overcome ego and feelings of inadequacy.

The Animal Realm teaches about our ignorance and self-obsession. 

The Human Realm teaches us to deal with our passions. 

The Realm of the Warring Titans confronts our jealousy.

The God Realm questions our compassion for those less fortunate.

Each Lama Rinzen Mystery begins with the lama reborn in Colorado into one of the Six Realms. There, he or she must solve a crime so to learn the realm’s lesson. But learning entails sacrifice and the lama must die in order to progress onto the next Lama Rinzen Mystery and be reborn into the next realm.

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Writing Like a Buddha is a blog for writers. It includes thoughts, meditations and writing exercises to help authors see the world anew.

In Buddhism, every moment is a rebirth. A step outside of the normal into a burst of reawakening. We call these bardo moments—time in between past and future, between where we’ve been and where we are heading.

That is what we do as writers. Reimagine the ordinary as something new. Writing Like a Buddha is meant to help us experience the world fresh, and not as we already know it. Whether you are a poet or prose writer, a fiction or non-fiction writer, I invite you to engage in the exercises, offer comments, ask questions, and contribute ideas. Let’s create a mindful exchange of tips and practices to benefit us all.