“This is a great coming of age book, where finding solutions to emotional baggage
hits the realities of modern living. The characters are engaging ...” G.
love it ... the characters have come to life … and your aim to educate on
meditation and the peace that comes with
accepting and living with your reality without blaming yourself came through.”M.
These are just
a couple of the readers who have enjoyed reading The
Buddha Technology and have found it inspirational.
follows a young man’s journey to find peace and a purpose to his life. Along the way, Tom experiences several kinds
of suffering and loss. He grows through
the process and emerges stronger and more focused.
to find a shortcut to enlightenment is brought into sharp focus by an exotic
research project that Tom becomes a subject in.
offers no easy answers; but it will leave the reader more aware and more
attuned to the power of the true self.
Tom Sanders, now a young adult, grew up in a dysfunctional
family. Tom was uprooted at the age of
14 when his father, a brilliant but troubled professor at the University of British
Columbia in Vancouver, accepted a position at the University of Arizona in
His father's drinking and bouts of rage led to Tom's decision
to drop out of school and leave home. Tom
was adjusting well to life on his own.
He had entered into a relationship with the ambitious but insecure Sarah,
was working as a waiter to support himself, and was attending a community
college to complete his grade 12. This
was all derailed when his parents were killed in a car accident.
Tom dealt with his problems by running. He ran every day to train for marathons, but he
also ran to escape his problems, craving the runner’s high. With the
insurance money he received after his parent’s
death, he purchased a truck and camper and headed out on the road "for a
few days - to clear his head". His
girlfriend, who later announced her pregnancy, grew impatient with him,
appropriated the money from their Tucson bank account and sued for support.
As Tom drove through the mystic wilderness of the deserts
of Arizona, Nevada and Utah, he found a sense of peace and spirituality in places on his
journey. However, still unable to deal
with the situation back in Tucson, he continued north, ending up broke in an RV park on Vancouver Island.
It was there that he became a part of an exotic research project that
was to change his life.
The book The Buddha Technology
deals with the clash of technology and spirituality. It follows the
journey of a modern day Siddhartha, as he learns to deal with suffering and experiences
a spiritual awakening..