jim ringel author
Photo credit: Bruce T. Martin

I like mysteries and crossword puzzles and numbers games. Maybe you do too. Maybe you and I are the same. Both seekers, walking a path that poses more questions than answers.

jim ringel dog rascal
My teacher and guide, Rascal

I have been practicing Buddhism for twenty years. Somewhere in there, I taught Buddhist meditation a time or two. I write the Writing Like a Buddha blog, offering meditations and exercises to help writers see and experience the world in different ways. In 2014, I also published a “sales-werewolf” novel titled Wolf. Today I live with my Tibetan Terrier, Rascal, in semi-rural Colorado.

I am available for speaking engagements. We can discuss 49 Buddhas, or Buddhism in general, or mystery writing. I can also join your book club discussion via Skype or in person. Contact me here on the site.

I appreciate your interest in the Lama Rinzen Mysteries and the Six Realms. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

Upcoming Events


May 23, 2018

Amazon Best Seller Day
Buy 49 Buddhas today on Amazon
to help it achieve Best Seller Status

June 1, 2018

Lighthouse Colorado Writer’s Lit Fest, Opening Party
49  Buddhas will be for sale throughout Lit Fest

June 2, 2018

Reading with Wine & Cheese Reception
Inkberry Books
Cottonwood Shopping Center, Niwot, CO

June 20, 2018

Mystery Writers Panel Discussion
with Helen Starbuck & Teresa Janson
Lincoln Station, 9360 Station Street, Lone Tree, CO