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Laughing Buddha

About

Budai (Chinese: 布袋; pinyin: Bùdài; Korean: 포대, romanized: Podae; Japanese: 布袋, romanized: Hotei; Vietnamese: Bố Đại) was a Chinese monk who is often identified with and venerated as Maitreya Buddha in Chan Buddhism. With the spread of Chan Buddhism, he also came to be venerated in Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. He is said to have lived around the 10th century in the Wuyue kingdom. His name literally means "cloth sack", and refers to the bag that he is conventionally depicted as carrying as he wanders aimlessly. His jolly nature, humorous personality, and eccentric lifestyle distinguish him from most Buddhist masters or figures. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the "Laughing Buddha". As he is traditionally depicted as overweight and many stories surrounding Bodai involve his love of food and drink, he is also referred to as the "Fat Buddha", especially in the Western world.The main textual evidence pointing to Budai resides in a collection of Chan Buddhist monks' biographies known as The Transmission of the Lamp.

Discs

Patterns

June 10, 2022

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Here & Now (Technology Remix)

November 12, 2021

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Wake & Bake (Purple Shapes Remix)

July 16, 2021

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The Laughing Buddha Collection

April 15, 2020

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Mind Trance System

March 2, 2020

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Here & Now

November 22, 2019

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Touch The Eternal

June 24, 2019

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Ultra Space

May 6, 2019

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Revel with the Devil (Volcano on Mars Remix)

October 1, 2018

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Cymatics

June 5, 2017

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Weird Effects (Volcano Remix)

January 2, 2017

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Outside The Box

October 17, 2016

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Wake & Bake

September 26, 2016

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Brave New World

April 11, 2016

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Shiva Sunrise

December 28, 2015

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Never Ever Land

June 22, 2015

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No Limits

August 12, 2014

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Illusions & Collusions

June 24, 2014

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Bring It

March 12, 2014

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One Drop

November 1, 2011

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Sacred Technology

November 2, 2010

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Astral Traveller - EP

January 1, 1998

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