I wrote up this modern-era “Tom and Jerry Tales” cartoon back in March 2008, and promptly forgot all about it. Now, here it is, complete with Zen garden raking, gasshos, a transverse-flute-playing mouse, and more, all for your viewing pleasure.
(Well… let’s not overstate things.) At any rate, it’s a truly weird Buddhism-and-pop-culture moment.
It really gets weird. How this came to be may be something that is beyond human understanding. Anyway, thanks to my friend Ben Hutchison for the video-link!