Yes, You May(belline)

The man who finds Buddhism in mascara

A report from our Left Coast Wessside Reporter

Kodo Nishimura is a make-up artist from Japan. He leads an unusual double life, as he is also a fully trained Buddhist monk.

As a gay man, he has found that Buddhism has accepted his sexuality. Some of his followers on Instagram ask for his advice, telling him that their families frown upon homosexuality because of their religion in their parts of the world. For Kodo, Buddhism has instead shown him equality, and encouraged him to be himself.

In Japan, Buddhist monks can have other careers alongside their life as a monk. Kodo got to train as a make-up artist in the US, and he believes that allowing monks to lead lives outside the monastery has helped the faith survive in contemporary Japanese society

Alex as Buddha

ALEXBUDDHAblog

…of course a lot of people would say “The Buddha,” and in Queens they’d say “Da Buddha,” but I’m just going to leave it at “Alex as Buddha.”

But aren’t we all as Buddha? Depends on what you believe I guess.

COMING SOON – “Jesus of Uruguay”