Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

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Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

Post by Yudron » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:50 am

Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron Wangmo

You are invited to a free book release party for my debut Buddhist young adult novel, Excavating Pema Ozer. I will read from the book and there will be party food and door prizes. Teens and adults welcome. (Reading is rated PG-13 by me) I’d love to meet you.

Saturday, November 14
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Two Mammas Vegan Kitchen
3700 E 12th St, Oakland, California 94701
Next to the Fruitvale BART station.

About Excavating Pema Ozer:
Weslyn Redinger wants one thing: to be normal again. Racked by panic attacks that have ruined her life and driven off her friends in the months since she saw the body of a young boy she loved rolled out to a waiting ambulance, she is now drawn into a circle of seekers who surround a mysterious stranger living in her grandmother’s backyard shed. After reluctantly attending his teachings, a series of dreams is unleashed—as vivid as her waking life. At night she is an attendant to the female teacher Uza Khandro from the Tibetan countryside, during the day she is a flawed sixteen-year-old struggling to get control over her body and her life.

Excavating is the first of a circle of books called Cycle of the Sky, which is being written with the aspiration to change the world with Buddhist-inspired young adult fiction.

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Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:01 am

Congratulations, Yudron! :woohoo:

Dzogchungma and I would definitely have been there but we will be on retreat at an undisclosed location. :spy:
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Post by Adamantine » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:45 am

Congrats Yudron! That book sounds wonderful.

I'm not on the West Coast at this time or I wouldn't miss it!
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Post by Yudron » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:26 am

dzogchungpa wrote:Congratulations, Yudron! :woohoo:

Dzogchungma and I would definitely have been there but we will be on retreat at an undisclosed location. :spy:
Wonderful!

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Post by Ayu » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:00 pm

If I only could, I would join that book release party. :smile:
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Post by Punya » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:27 pm

Ayu wrote:If I only could, I would join that book release party. :smile:
x2

Congratulations and best wishes Yudron.
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Post by conebeckham » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:28 pm

I will try my best to make it, Yudron!
:smile:
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རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


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It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Post by Yudron » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:29 am

I'd love to see you there, Cone.

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Post by Yudron » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:53 pm

Just bumping this thread to remind Bay Area folks I'd love to see you this Saturday. :group:

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Post by Arnoud » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:07 pm

Congratulations Yudron! Very cool.

Unfortunately I am in Europe at the time but wish you all the best with the party and subsequent sale of your book.

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Post by Lotus108 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:12 pm

Congratulations, Yudron!! :bow:

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Post by Virgo » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:15 pm

I can't wait to read these!

Thanks.

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Post by krodha » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:19 pm

Good luck today Yudron! I would be there but I'm out of town.

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Post by Yudron » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:12 am

Thanks, guys. I just read your messages. The party/reading went great, with a good number of folks for such a thing. I feel supported, and I do need a bit of that since this is a labor of love, not something I will profit from. Three more novels to go in this cycle.

We need to reach youth through many different means; art, music, video, and storytelling. ISIL, gangs, and drug dealers are hard at work winning the hearts and minds of teenagers. Please join me and help kids connect with Dharma and the Bodhisattva intention instead.

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Post by Arnoud » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:27 am

The book was great as well. I enjoyed it and thought it was well written. Looking forward to the next one.

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Re: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

Post by Punya » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:27 pm

An excerpt from Yudron's book has been recently posted on levekunst
http://levekunst.com/pema-ozer-gets-empowered/
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May the attacks of the logicians with their sophistries be vanquished.

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