When Lincoln City Archery closed, we were left with a lot of books. I mean boxes of books, so many books… and sure, over 300 of them are copies of my books (which you can also find on Amazon at this affiliate link), but many of them are from other authors, some I know personally, some I know from the Internet, and some I don’t know, but the titles sounded cool and were likely archery related. One of the authors who was super helpful in getting our store stocked is Darren Lamb, who calls himself the Worst Buddhist. (This article will use affiliate links. When you but using an affiliate link, it doesn’t cost you or the author anything extra, and it helps support our blog and other activities.)
Darren writes a lot of cool stuff, usually with a Buddhist and/or Geek slant to them. His Sea of Sin trilogy is three books about friends, who experience horrible tragedies and how they deal with them. In the second book, a serial killer is on the loose. In the third, the venture into the sex-trafficking world of Thailand. These books are well written and engrossing.
“Rebirth: A Zombie Tale” takes place during the zombie apocalypse when a Buddhist monk must set out to find the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.
“The Book of Benjamin” explores what happens if the mysteries of the universe are really found within a person or within every person.
His latest book, “The Happiness Program,” offers up advice to get you moving toward greater happiness.
If you’re traveling a spiritual journey by yourself, “Ronin Buddhism” is the book for you. Sure, it has “Buddhism” in the title, but anyone can take the geek-related wisdom and use it for their religion. It’s especially helpful for anyone feeling alone in their search for truth. Plus, it has a Batman Buddha on the cover. A related book is his “Little Book of Loving Kindness,” which focuses on Tonglen meditation and over 100 prayers to help you manifest a kinder, more loving life.
“The Worst Buddhist” is illustrated by Darren’s daughter. It features the comical adventures of the worst Buddhist in larger format and provides guidance for parents to help their children learn to quiet their minds.
(Full Disclosure: I have edited many, though not all, of Darren’s books.)
Darren and Lincoln City Archery
When we opened Lincoln City Archery, Darren asked if there was anything he could do. I told him I wanted to feature Indie Authors in my store and asked him what he could sell his books to us for. He refused to take any payment for the books and sent us three copies of each. When we closed, he made the same offer of help. We have the books mentioned above, in very limited numbers, just waiting to find a home. They can be yours for $5 each (plus shipping and handling). If you’re in Lincoln City, Oregon, I can bring them to you.
If you prefer, you can go to Amazon and order them or you can go to the theworstbuddhist.com and support Darren directly. Darren will also be at Salt Lake FanX 2022, where he will have his books, geek Buddhas, and other fun stuff. You can even get his autograph!
About Darren Lamb
Darren is a former Marine and former Buddhist monk. We met on Free Comic Book Day when he was sitting in a comic book shop selling his books. I got a copy, he posted a picture of us with his book on social media, and we became friends. Darren also did a forward for my book: “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity.”
If you want more information about Darren’s books check out these articles: