John Meacham and Sally Quinn’s conversation on religion and politics continues with Ponlop Rinpoche, author of the forthcoming REBEL BUDDHA: On the Road to Freedom (Shambhala, Fall 2010). The agency is currently holding auctions for German and Dutch language rights. REBEL BUDDHA addresses a younger generation of readers interested in Buddhism, and describes the Buddhist path from a personal, experiential point of view. At the same time, its message is radical and no-nonsense: strip your cultural clothing and expose the naked wisdom and compassion at the core of your heart. It’s smart, funny, hip, and provocative, easy to read, full of heartwarming stories, and intelligence.