Buddha in a Teacup: Tales of Enlightenment
Each story in this collection follows a single protagonist as she/he proceeds (or not) into a Buddhist-inspired turning point. The tales emanate a slow-burning, Eastern spirituality—but you don’t have to be a Buddhist to find inspiration here; Walton’s lens as a storyteller is wide open, regardless of perceived boundaries, to life’s best ingredients: love, laughter, community, sensuality … and cups of tea. A contributor to the SN&R during its early years, Walton was renowned in Sacramento for his novels, musical offerings and the personal essays and holiday short stories he wrote for SN&R. Now living an artist’s life in Mendocino, Walton originally created 100 photocopied versions of this book to sell to friends. Thanks to requests for many more, this exquisite volume was born.