As our regular blog readers will know we just love unusual Buddha images over at the Buddha's Face - we've had Buddha heads made out of tablets and Buddha heads made out of matchsticks. Our Lego brick Buddhas have been especially popular. But we've never had a needle work Buddha before - well here it is and a fine example with his distinctive long ears and serene contemplative features it must have been quite a meditation for the person making it.
A student asked Soen Nakagawa during a meditation retreat, "I am very discouraged. What should I do?"Soen replied, "Encourage others.