Whatever dreams he was having, Jason knew they had nothing to do with his physical body. His eyes were firmly shut, and his consciousness withdrawn from his senses when all this was going on. Yet in his dreams, he experienced sights, sounds, and even visceral sensations much more intensely than when he was awake. From this, he understood that you didn’t need a physical body to see or smell or endure any kind of experience with an acuteness that was more real than reality. From an early age, he deduced that heaven or hell need not be material places so much as states of mind—and no less glorious or horrifying because of that.’ in this collection of endearing short stories, David Michie invites us to draw the veil of everyday reality aside and enter into a world beyond our wildest imaginings. Featuring a delightful cast of characters that includes a cat-doting woman who wishes her beloved felines would talk to her, four female book club members who are unexpectedly propelled by the same black and white photograph, and a young seeker who realises that there are no limits to a mind untethered from form. Zestful and profoundly moving at the same time, the bedtime Buddha: beyond the ordinary will reawaken the wonder in you when you believed that anything was possible and inspire you to see the world through fresh eyes. With his customary lightness of touch, David Michie presents charming and evocative Buddhist tales, that will both delight and instruct. — vicki br>Mackenzie, author of cave in the snow and the revolutionary life of Freda bed a must read that aptly balances entertainment and enlightenment! — Paul Swanson, host of the contemplify podcast each story is peppered with subtle gems of wisdom that will help any modern-day seeker upgrade their life for a more meaningful and purposeful existence. — Zoë B, founder of simple life strategies.