“Pee your pants funny and then so deeply touching you have to rest the book on your chest and sit with it. Her insightful commentary on spiritual and personal growth will leave you thinking as well as entertained.” – Amazon Review
What happens when the least spiritual person on the planet gets hired to make a movie about spirituality? You’re about to find out.
Killing Buddha is a delightfully irreverent, LOL read. Sara Wells and her crew are exactly what we need to remind us that life is a journey best enjoyed with authenticity, vulnerability and laughter. I couldn't stop laughing even as I soaked up the wisdom this hilarious tale has to tell. Enjoy this total page turner.
~ Elaine Hendrix, Actress (What The Bleep Do We Know!? Parent Trap, Dynasty), Activist
When life is in chaos we are forced to change, a lesson successful-but-not-the-way-she-wants-to-be film producer Sara Wells reluctantly learns when her seemingly perfect life comes crashing down.
Desperate for work and a new life, she takes on a documentary project about spirituality and the New Thought movement. Will Killing Buddha mark her triumphant return to the riches she thinks her life once contained? Or will she and her mismatched crew of seekers, believers and cynics find that, in the end, it’s not what you have and what you believe in, but who you ultimately become that counts?
Funny and light-hearted, Killing Buddha is a thought-provoking, mostly fictional tale based on the experiences of Betsy Chasse, award-winning filmmaker of the international hit indie film What the Bleep Do We KnowI? which ignited the New Thought industry for the new millennium. The book explores the world of New Age / New Thought spirituality and personal growth, exposing both the ridiculousness and the sublimity of the spiritual journey in an authentic and humorous way.
Betsy Chasse is an award-winning filmmaker, best known for her role as co-writer, director and producer of What The Bleep Do We Know?!. The best-selling author of Tipping Sacred Cows, she has produced over 30 feature films and documentaries. (And yes, some of those would be considered porn…) She is a mom to two spirited and opinionated teenagers, still loves wine, but has decided to leave the Tequila on the top shelf where it belongs.
"Bravo Betsy! Being an Ordained New Thought Minister I found bits of my own story throughout this book. We all seem to search for that special brand of Nirvana, thinking that our lives will somehow be transported beyond the normal day to day grind. And then at some point, in the middle of the Chaos, our own or the world’s, we realize the truth has been staring at us in the mirror every morning for years. Yes at first it pisses us off, and then we begin to learn to use it to ours and the world’s advantage. Thank you Betsy for a delightfully entertaining read about the heart of the matter."
"Having spent many years on my own spiritual journey, this book made me laugh, at myself and all the things we do to find enlightenment. It’s hilarious and authentic. The deeper meanings gleaned about my own journey and reconnecting to my personal spirituality was a powerful and poignant reminder that I am loved, and everything will be ok…absolutely a must read."
"Killing Buddha is a laser sharp journey through the phony love and light dogma of the personal growth world and the many (but not all) spurious teachers of self-help.
The heroine, Sara, is loveable, relatable, perfectly imperfect, as well as funny as hell, scathing, snarky, and ultimately totally authentic. Seekers and cynics will equally enjoy the trip."
"It is said that humor is tragedy plus time. Clearly Betsy Chasse he has had her share of transcending dark nights as evidenced by her compelling and thought-provoking new book, “Killing Buddha.“ Settling in with Killing Buddha is like having dinner with George Carlin, Dorothy Parker, Lenny Bruce, Brene Brown and El Chapo. Betsy’s literary voice is so authentic and unique you could easily recognized it in a crowd. Ms. Chasse is armed and dangerous. If you are intellectually lazy or if you are on your way to voting for Donald Trump while integrating from an ayahuasca journey you might want to avoid this book."
"An in your face absolutely hilarious adventure and recipe for how extremes really can find connection....perhaps no better time than now. Cheers!"
"OMG! Who knew the spiritual journey could be such a hoot? Or such a hot mess? Or so hilarious? Or so achingly vulnerable? Go behind the scenes with Sara Wells and discover the deepest life truths buried in a no-holds-barred tale of movie making, soul searching, and mis-adventure. This book is so delightfully refreshing and entertaining, I didn't want it to end—and such a shockingly honest examination of what the whole New Age movement has become at times I could hardly believe what I was reading. Amazing, fun, insightful book."
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