The Awakening of Russell Henderson

Every Sunday, I try to post an excerpt from my novel, The Awakening of Russell Henderson. Here’s another. The book is available at

For some reason, I choked up and couldn’t speak. I pulled out my handkerchief, blew my nose, and, as discreetly as I could, wiped my eyes. When I left him that day my new name was Jampa (loving kindness) Dhargey (progress, development, spreading) Yonten (good qualities). I was overcome with emotion and went out into the forest and cried my heart out until I was exhausted. I never knew I could love a man as dearly as I loved RInpoche Tenzin Lhundup Karma.

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