The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal

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She Writes Press
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5.5 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Dena Moes is a Hollywood born, Yale educated midwife with a BA in literature and an MS in Nursing. Dena and her family live in Chico California but leave town each summer to attend Rainbow Gatherings and Burning Man, and tour the West Coast festival circuit as the Moes Family Band. They always come home in time for school to start - except in 2014, when they set off for India and Nepal. Dena is a songwriter, storyteller, and essayist whose work has been published in Midwifery Today, Shasta Parent, Minerva Rising and the Demeter Press book Travellin' Mama. The Buddha Sat Right Here is Dena's first book. She is currently gestating her next book, Rebel Midwife. More information can be found at


2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal in Travel 2019 International Book Awards, Winner, Religion: Eastern 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Winner in Travel/Travel Guide 2019 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Travel Essay 2019 International Book Awards, Finalist, Travel: Guides & Essays 2019 Chanticleer JOURNEY Book Awards for Narrative Non-Fiction Semi-finalist Foreword Indies Finalist in Adult Non-Fiction: Autobiography & Memoir Foreword Indies Finalist in Adult Non-Fiction: Travel "The Buddha Sat Right Here redefines what memoirs can be. Moes spins a great tale of family, adventure, human connection, and generosity." --Rita Banerjee, Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and author of Echo in Four Beats and CREDO "A chatty, animated American family pilgrimage that effectively conveys the author's inward search for spiritual meaning." --Kirkus Reviews "The Buddha Sat Right Here, like India, is a veritable kaleidoscope of experiences. Vacillating between that of a vibrant travelogue, a heartwarming family tale, a spiritual study, and a comedy sketch, Dena Moes's fine storytelling captures the human character of international travel." --Forward Reviews "Prepare to be inspired! What a gift to be invited along on this down-to-earth journey of enlightenment. . . Dena Moes's writing is magical, and Clarabel and Sophia's contributions make this a multilayered and truly unique family memoir."