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Buddha Laughing: A Tricycle Book of Cartoons [Kindle Edition]

Tricycle Magazine
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These eighty-five cartoons provide a hilarious perspective on everything from reincarnation to mindful--or perhaps mindless--ness. Over the centuries, Buddhism has offered the world a clear-eyed, down-to-earth approach to life and death. This irresistible little book of teachings is no exception. It demonstrates that wisdom can--and often should--be taught through humor. Buddha Laughing is a healthy recipe for lightening up, the path to true enlightenment.


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The idea for this book came to me as I lay in the bath, thinking about a cartoon I had just seen in Tricycle Magazine. It showed the Dalai Lama leaning over to talk to a pint-sized young monk whose hand was being held by a character in dark glasses and a floral shirt, clutching a mobile phone. The caption read, "This man says you're the reincarnation of Jimmy Stewart, and you belong in L.A." How wonderful it would be, I thought, to emulate the little books of New Yorker cartoons and find a way for Buddhists to laugh at themselves and others to laugh with them. And this is the result. I'd always wondered why so many statues and drawings of the Buddha showed him chuckling and now I think I know the answer.
--Toinette Lippe, editorial director of Bell Tower

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2953 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype; 1st edition (Dec 18 2007)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00132S77W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really cute and funny April 13 2000
Format:Paperback
...since it only consists of about 50 or so cartoons, I decidedto read it. From the very first page, which has (I think) caricaturesof Buddhist mice, it made me laugh. I often found myself giggling...One showed a picture of a Buddhist vacuum cleaner and, of course, it didn't have any "attachments." :) Overall, I think this little book was very amusing but not exactly worth the [it]...I think it's even funnier than Zen Comics (I & II) but I wish the editor had included more strips! It would make a great little gift. :) END
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best May 9 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The cure for those who take their spirituality too seriously. Like the laugh of the Dalai Lama, the cartoons uplift and enlighten and teach us to lighten up. Page 27 , the cartoon by Mari Gayatri-Stein, depicting two dogs at a Vipassana retreat, questioning whether they are at a zombie convention is precious and worth the price of the book!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A big belly laugh Dec 9 2013
By Karl - Tiny Thought Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Irresistible, one page cartoons related to personal transformation and Buddhism.

With this being a really short book, I think it is appropriate to keep the review short as well.
I received this book as a gift several years ago and I just recently picked it up again: I’m glad I did. The series of one-page cartoons have provided me with a lot of chuckles and even more belly-laughs. In addition to the cartoons being humourous, many of the cartoons can also be understood at a deeper level. If you want a little more (pun intended) humour in your life, or if you want to give somebody a lovely little gift, this book could very well be it.
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Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best May 9 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The cure for those who take their spirituality too seriously. Like the laugh of the Dalai Lama, the cartoons uplift and enlighten and teach us to lighten up. Page 27 , the cartoon by Mari Gayatri-Stein, depicting two dogs at a Vipassana retreat, questioning whether they are at a zombie convention is precious and worth the price of the book!!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great treat for fellow yogis... July 26 2009
By unbounded - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a very short cartoon book--one can easily enjoy the whole book in just a moment. But I recommend it. The cartoons are very witty, paradoxical, FUNNY and great for us serious yogis who need a laugh every once in a while...Or also great for friends/family/spouses of yogis who need to be validated!! it's a great little gift (for yourself?). Enjoy.
8 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No sample cartoon Aug. 8 2008
By Im Me - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Why cant we see any cartoon? How can we know if this book is something we like or not? I am disappointed.
5 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars In the Kindle sample please show more than the cover! April 29 2008
By Barkingmad - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Seriously. In the sample all you get is the book cover and a meaningless page or two and the question "well how did you like it". Not funny. Would it hurt to show one cartoon? Hey you can remove the text if you got to be greedy. I am considering not buying this just because of the poor quality of the sample.
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