Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Buddha Wheel – A Game for Buddhists

I came across this in my search for interesting material for the Buddha’s Face blog – it’s a board game for Buddhists or just people who like board games.The board game came out in 2006 and has been very well reviewed by the media and players.

It’s a board game developed by Emily Rogers of Sarasvati Arts and she spend four years developing the art and game play. Have to say I haven’t played it but it looks like a great and fun way to discover more about yourself and your journey through life according to Buddhist principles.

It must be said that the Buddha wasn’t too keen on games and game playing but then he was the Buddha who had found enlightenment and non-attachment. The purpose of the game must ultimately be to leave the game!

Of course the wheel is a Buddhist symbol and in the immediate aftermath of the Buddha’s death was often used to represent him (as he had preached about not making statues or representations of him as a bulwark against idolatry).

It costs a very reasonable £30 given the quality of the artwork and presentation and is available mail order from the Buddha Wheel website.

“There is no wealth but life.” John Ruskin

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