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Buddha Takes the Mound

On May 15, 2020, Distinguished Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies Donald Lopez will join the Rubin Museum's Chief Programmatic Officer Tim McHenry for an online discussion about his latest book, Buddha Takes the Mound: Enlightenment in 9 Innings.  

Preorder the book through the Rubin Museum shop. Limit one per customer. 

In 2010 a Buddhist scroll was found in the ruins of Yankee stadium, and it proved what Buddhist scholar and award-winning author Donald Lopez, PhD, had suspected: the Buddha created the game of baseball.

Buddha Takes the Mound: Enlightenment in 9 Innings is The Tao of Pooh for baseball. Funny, moving, and enlightening, this is a read that will engross, enrich, and charm any baseball fan. At once a love letter to the sport and an engaging introduction to Buddhism, it shows how the Buddha invented baseball to teach us deep truths about the world, about ourselves, and about each other. Lopez believes that Buddhism provides a lens for us to see baseball in a new way, a way that makes us love the game even more, a way that makes us ponder profound questions about winning and losing, about who we are, about finitude and infinitude, about birth and death.

As Lopez reveals, not only is Buddhism integral to baseball; but baseball is Buddhism, and baseball is ourselves.

 

Print Length: 192 pages
Publication Date: May 5, 2020

$19.99




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