Monday, August 07, 2006

Pocket Buddhas

Phra Prasong Making Pocket-sized Buddha Images

Here's Phra Prasong. He's taken up stamping out clay Buddha images in front of his hut as a hobby.

The Pumping Process

Every year he outputs thousands of little Buddha images in honour of our teacher Ajaan Tong. After having them blessed by Ajaan, they are given out to whoever comes to visit.

The Finished Product

He never charges for his work, and makes do with whatever support comes his way for the purpose (I joked with him that this blog entry would be my way of advertising for him).

What a neat idea - a Buddha in your pocket. Just make sure it's a shirt pocket, not a butt pocket!