Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | August 5, 2008

The Next Buddha

“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.  The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practising understanding and loving kindness, a community practising mindful living.  This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”

Thich Nhat Hanh.


  1. Hm, beautiful 😉

    (and immediately I was thinking of the Glastonbury Summer Gathering this year, but would not want to claim buddha status for us, as I think you didn’t intend to either, if that makes sense.)

  2. Aha.***Yes, and yes, and YES!
    And responding to Sonja, you may be right in your instinct, what if there was a group in the process of *becoming* a collective Buddha? Mmm…Food for thinking.

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