“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.

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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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