A reluctant American spiritual leader,
A fake viral video,
A media-driven propaganda war between America and China that spirals out of control.
Spinning Karma is the East-Collides-With-West farce the world needs – and deserves – now.
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“I heartily recommend this cynical and funny book! If you don’t read it the winds of change shall destroy your serenity (or something of that nature).”
~ Eddie Pepitone, The Bitter Buddha
Can a New Age guru save his cult without losing his soul?
In an ill-conceived effort to bring his once-popular meditation group and its teachings back into the limelight, Rinpoche Edward Schwartz heads to Taiwan to fabricate an improvised “religious oppression” video – starring a group of clueless language students who think they’re taking part in an English conversation class.
The video goes viral and the scheme succeeds beyond Schwartz’s wildest expectations, triggering a media-driven propaganda war between the United States and China that spirals out of control.
Before long, everybody from spiritual seekers in China and America to the Chinese government itself wants a piece of Schwartz’s cult – and of Schwartz himself.
It has been such a pleasure witnessing this book come to life. I got to read earlier drafts and have enjoyed watching it transform into the polished final version. Josh finished this book while we were housesitting in Boston and we would discuss it while walking the owner’s dogs in the nearby cemetery. Spinning Karma is a very funny book that satirizes New Age spirituality and world politics. I highly recommend it!