Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to...Buddha

In Japan, April 8th is the recognized birth date of the Buddha. Not every country celebrates on the same day, but we'll wish Lord Buddha - who has gone beyond all birth and death - a happy Birth Day today! Take a short visit over to see Jundo Cohen, founder and teacher of Treeleaf Zendo in Japan and online, to see this photo on his site and maybe sit a while :)
http://blog.beliefnet.com/treeleafzen/2009/04/happy-birthday-dear-buddha.html



2 comments:

laura said...

Buddha is an Aries!? ;-)
I didn't know, and I'll have to celebrate, as I collect Buddhas (which somehow seems very un-Buddha-like, but there you go), and my house and yard are full of them (the plump, smiling buddha Hotei).

RHCarpenter said...

Well, I'm not sure they know exactly when Shakyamuni Buddha was born - perhaps they know about the year but not the month, something like that. But why not April when spring is bursting out all over and flowers are offering themselves daily? :)