THE BUDDAH SAT RIGHT HERE by Dena Moes – Review & Giveaway



Are you ready to rethink your life? Dena Moes’ memoir, THE BUDDAH SAT RIGHT HERE will have you looking back at your family, being a parent all while telling a delightful humorous story of a journey to spirituality – the kind that’ll interest everyone.

Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school. Together, they shouldered backpacks, walked away from their California life of all-night births, carpool schedules, and Cal Skate, and criss-crossed India and Nepal for eight months―a journey that led them to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the tree where the Buddha sat, and the arms of Amma the Divine Mother. From the banks of the Ganges to the Himalayan roof of the world, this enthralling memoir is an unforgettable odyssey, a moving meditation on modern family life, and a spiritual quest, written with humor and honesty―and filled with love and awe.

This is the second memoir I’m telling you about this week. I’m glad I got the opportunity to read THE BUDDAH SAT RIGHT HERE. As a person who has an interest in spirtuality, including Buddhism, I found Dena Moes story very relatable, and rich in wisdom. Readers will be amazed by Dena’s odessey through India. The cover is beautiful.


Dena Moes is a Hollywood born, Yale educated midwife with a BA in literature and an MS in Nursing. Dena is a songwriter, storyteller, and the author of The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal. Her book is a story of adventure, motherhood, and love, with a spiritual quest woven in. Dena and her family live in Chico California but can often be found adventuring together in sacred and beautiful places, or on tour as the Moes Family Band. As a nurse-midwife Dena has provided compassionate healthcare to women, mothers, and babies for twenty years. Learn more about her at



Twitter: @DenaMoesWriter

Thank you to SuzyApprovedBookTours for the opportunity to share Dena Moes’ memoir, THE BUDDAH SAT RIGHT HERE. We have one copy to give away. Just tell us what you know about Buddhism. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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16 thoughts on “THE BUDDAH SAT RIGHT HERE by Dena Moes – Review & Giveaway

  1. I know a bit about the subject but want to learn more. The concepts of Reincarnation and Nirvana fascinate me, as well as Buddhism’s teachings about overcoming suffering. I also know that meditation is a large component in Buddhism.

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  2. I don’t know much about Buddha but believe it has to do with getting in touch with your inter peace and relaxing you. I would love to read this book and about their journey. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. Hi, I don’t know much at all about Buddism, I have heard that you can rub Buddas’ belly for infertility. Your book sounds like a very good read. Have a great week. God’s Blessings to all.

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  4. I don’t know much about Buddhism. I know the image of the Buddha, about the Dali Lama, and of course, that Richard Gere practices the religion. I know it’s supposed to be a religion that encourages inner peace.

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  5. I really don’t know much about Buddhism eventhough my brother is a Buddhist monk. He is always going on walks for peace and for the rights of Native Americans. Right now he is in India where they are opening a new peace center. Maybe I could learn something from this book that I could share with him.


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