Is Yoda a Zen Master? What might Jedi training be like? Is the story of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader part of 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 inspiring 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. Imagine The 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.
Dharma of Star Wars, Matthew Bortolin, Wisdom Publications, 224 pp., $14.95