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January 20th is publication date!

Dutton, Penguin will publish In the Shadow of the Buddha on January 20, 2011, more than 13 years after my first pilgrimage to Tibet in the footsteps of Terton Sogyal.
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Another blurb, from Daniel Goleman



Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social Relationships, just sent in this blurb for my book:

"Part spy thriller, part Dharma travelogue, part spiritual autobiography, In the Shadow of the Buddha is one hundred percent page-turner.  Read More 
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Eric Weiner blurbs the book



I just received this great blurb for my book from Eric Weiner: author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World.

"Matteo Pistono is the James Bond of Tibetan Buddhism. In the Shadow  of the Buddha is filled with perilous motorcycle rides, secret documents and romantic liaisons. Pistono also manages to find time to meditate and ponder the nature of the  Read More 
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Minyak Gongkar on the cover of <i>In the Shadow of the Buddha</i>


The sacred mountain of Minyak Gongkar, highest peak in Eastern Tibet, is shown on the cover of the book, and in the foreground is a new temple and stupa at Lagong.
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