Yoda-Dharma

Looking into pop Buddhism

Dan Zigmond

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The Dharma of Star Wars
Matthew Bortolin
Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2005
205 pp.; $14.95 (paper)

The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons:
Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy
David R. Loy and Linda Goodhew
Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004
128 pp.; $14.95 (paper)

It’s been awfully hard to avoid Star Wars this year. The series of films that began in 1977 finally ended with the release in May of the final installment, Revenge of the Sith. But if you don’t know this by now, you must be living in a faraway galaxy yourself, or attending a very, very secluded retreat.

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