Contents of this issue of the Weekly Buddhism:
Free Guided Meditation MP3 File
Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha: Buddhist Statues explained
Book Review: Footprints in the Snow, by Chen Master Sheng Yen
Buddhist Prayer: Why Pray if there is no God?
Koan; Shoun & His Mother
Jataka Tale #3, The Merchant of Sari
Newslinks: Dalai Lama Had a Busy Week
News: 133 Temples . . . → Read More: Weekly Buddhism Issue 4
Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha
Budai / Hotei
A Listener Phoned In
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What’s the deal with the big fat Buddha statues? He’s got fancy robes and stuff all around him and looks very greedy. What’s up with that?
And my response:
Whenever you mention Buddha to a non-Buddhist american (maybe . . . → Read More: Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha