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Refrigerator magnets August 23, 2012

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Art, Kitchen & Bath, Smiley.
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Refrigerator magnets. At Kagyu Changchub Chuling Buddhist center, Portland, OR.

Here’s a riddle: Am I so happy because I’m a Buddhist? Or am I a Buddhist because I’m so happy?

Either way, I am always delighted when, between sitting meditation and oral teachings, I slip into my Buddhist center‘s kitchen for a cup of tea and find that someone has arranged the refrigerator magnets into a smiley face!

We Buddhists do love to smile! 🙂

English: Pu-tai, a chinese monk who, for his c...

English: Pu-tai, a chinese monk who, for his contented nature, was and is well known as the “Laughing Buddha”. To laugh is – following many Zen Masters – the most ancient meditation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama brings togeth...

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama brings together Buddhists and Western scientists every two years. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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