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The dharma of Star wars by Matthew Bortolin
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The dharma of Star wars (edition 2005)

by Matthew Bortolin

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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. 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.… (more)
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Title:The dharma of Star wars
Authors:Matthew Bortolin
Info:Boston: Wisdom Publications, c2005.
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Buddhism, Star Wars, religion, popular culture

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  Mary_Beth_Robb | Nov 23, 2011 |
A sort of "Buddhism for Dummies" drawing on imagery from the Lucas movies.
  wlinden | May 1, 2008 |
Even though I'm not much of a fan of the Star Wars trilogy, I was entertained and edified by Bartolin's approach here -- even if occasionally I think he had to make a bit of a stretch to make his comparitive analysis. ( )
  FrankJudeBoccio | Mar 22, 2008 |
A very engaging introduction to both Star Wars and the Buddhist religion. A common theme throughout the book is that both good and evil exist in everyone. ( )
  chihuahua | Aug 16, 2007 |
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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. 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.

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