The Dharma of Star Wars

The Dharma of Star Wars

Book - 2005 | First edition
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Baker & Taylor
Plumbing the Star Wars universe for spiritual lessons is as old as the first Star Wars film released in 1977, but the author of this book looks at the films through a specifically Buddhist lens, using Buddhist philosophy to interpret characters, plots, and dialogue. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Is Yoda a Zen Master? What might Jedi training be like? Are the adventures of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader part of a spiritual epic? The answers?as well as humor, excitement, and much more?are here. The Dharma of Star Wars' cover promises a fresh and fun take on the films that have so captured the public's imagination, and its pages do not disappoint. Author Matthew Bortolin is a self-professed Star Wars geek (and, proud of it!), as well as a member of the Buddhist community of the teacher and bestselling author, Thich Nhat Hanh. Here, Bortolin casts a light on the timeless qualities and the wisdom to be found in George Lucas' already-classic film series. The result is a rollicking and eye-opening read sure to edify, and most of all, entertain?just like Star Wars itself.

Simon and Schuster
Is Yoda a Zen Master? What might Jedi training be like? Is the story of Luke Skywalker a spiritual epic?

The answers--as well as excitement, adventure, and a lot of fun--are here!

The Dharma of Star Wars uses George Lucas' beloved modern saga and the universal discoveries of the Buddha to illuminate each other in playful and unexpectedly rewarding ways. Bortolin even reveals satisfying depths to the second trilogy of movies-the ones that met with what can understatedly be called a less-than-warm critical reception.The Dharma of Star Wars gives you an inpsiring and totally new take on this timeless saga, from A New Hope all the way up to 2005's Revenge of the Sith. Great fun for any Star Wars fan. ImagineThe Power of Myth... with lightsabers!

Includes instruction in The Jedi Art of Mindfulness and Concentration and The Padawan Handbook: Zen Contemplations for the Would-Be Jedi.

Fun for all ages, The Dharma of Star Wars is also a perfect way for Buddhist parents to bridge the generation gap.

Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780861714971
Branch Call Number: 294.3 Bortolin 2005
Characteristics: xiv, 205 pages ; 23 cm


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