“Buddhism Is An Amazing Religion” Says Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself praying at Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an, China. Zuckerberg is visiting Asia to promote Facebook — though the network is blocked in China. Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, is Buddhist. In his post, Zuckerberg wrote that he offered a prayer for his wife at the pagoda, and said that he’s interested in learning more about Buddhism.

I had the opportunity to visit Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an and offer a prayer for peace and health for the world and for my family. Priscilla is Buddhist and asked me to offer a prayer from her as well.
Buddhism is an amazing religion and philosophy, and I have been learning more about it over time. I hope to continue understanding the faith more deeply.


Zuckerberg’s post isn’t the first signal of Buddhism at Facebook. Earlier this year, we reported that Facebook is using Buddhist tools to fight hate speech in Burma. Furthermore, George Takei — the king of Facebook humor — is a Buddhist, and wrote about his experience as such earlier this year .

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