Rollercoaster monks


Rollercoaster monks

It seems meditation isn’t the only way to get up into the air, although one can’t rule out that these Buddhist monks aren’t actually—heavily disguised as fun park patrons—practicing their asanas:

“The postures that a Buddhist deity assumes in a sculpture or painting are known as asanas.”
Mudras in Buddhism, Rev. Jnana, Zen Dharma Teacher

Whatever the intent there seems little doubt they are having a jolly good time.

Super-sized fun even, albeit probably not hair-raising…

  1. Mar 16, 2008 9:59 pm

    I love this photo, it makes me want to go on a roller coaster and relive my childhood

    Tejvan Pettinger’s last blog post..Dealing with Worries and other Links

  2. Mar 17, 2008 8:35 am

    I’ve always thought of rollercoasters as a great way to “deal with worries and other links” too 😉 Thanks for stopping by Tejvan.

  3. Dec 26, 2009 10:24 am

    I’m interested in putting this image on my wall for personal use. I’d like to make it really big. It totally delights me.
    How do I go about it??

  4. Feb 5, 2010 12:27 am

    As someone who has spent a lot of time around Zen Buddhist monks, this picture perfectly captures the life, joy and good hearted abandonment that they seem to bring to every aspect of their lives. Jolly good time indeed!

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